Farm v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farmed p. pr. & vb. n. Farming.]
1. To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
We are enforced to farm our royal realm. --Shak.
2. To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.
To farm their subjects and their duties toward these. --Burke.
3. To take at a certain rent or rate.
4. To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.
To farm let, To let to farm, to lease on rent.
Farm·ing, a. Pertaining to agriculture; devoted to, adapted to, or engaged in, farming; as, farming tools; farming land; a farming community.
Farm·ing, n. The business of cultivating land.
adj : relating to rural matters; "an agrarian (or agricultural)
society"; "farming communities" [syn: agrarian, agricultural,
n 1: the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock [syn:
2: working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming
is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any
more" [syn: land]