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farm | ground |

As nouns the difference between farm and ground

is that farm is a small boat; barque or farm can be farm (usually with reference to farms abroad) while ground is (senseid)(uncountable) the surface of the earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.

As a verb ground is

to connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground or ground can be (grind).

As an adjective ground is

crushed, or reduced to small particles.



Alternative forms

* (l) (historical) * (l) (obsolete) (wikipedia farm)


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Food; provisions; a meal
  • (obsolete) A banquet; feast
  • (obsolete) A fixed yearly amount (food, provisions, money, etc.) payable as rent or tax
  • * 1642 , tr. J. Perkins, Profitable Bk. (new ed.) xi. §751. 329 :
  • If a man be bounden unto 1.s. in 100.l.£ to grant unto him the rent and farme of such a Mill.
  • * 1700 , J. Tyrrell, Gen. Hist. Eng. II. 814 :
  • All..Tythings shall stand at the old Farm , without any Increase.
  • * 1767 , W. Blackstone, Comm. Laws Eng. II. 320 :
  • The most usual and customary feorm or rent..must be reserved yearly on such lease.
  • (historical) A fixed yearly sum accepted from a person as a composition for taxes or other moneys which he is empowered to collect; also, a fixed charge imposed on a town, county, etc., in respect of a tax or taxes to be collected within its limits.
  • * 1876 , E. A. Freeman, Hist. Norman Conquest V. xxiv. 439 :
  • He [the Sheriff] paid into the Exchequer the fixed yearly sum which formed the farm of the shire.
  • (historical) The letting-out of public revenue to a ‘farmer’; the privilege of farming a tax or taxes.
  • * 1885 , Edwards in Encycl. Brit. XIX. 580:
  • The first farm of postal income was made in 1672.
  • The body of farmers of public revenues.
  • * 1786 , T. Jefferson, Writings (1859) I. 568 :
  • They despair of a suppression of the Farm .
  • The condition of being let at a fixed rent; lease; a lease
  • * a1599 , Spenser, View State Ireland in J. Ware Two Hist. Ireland (1633) 58 :
  • It is a great willfullnes in any such Land-lord to refuse to make any longer farmes unto their Tennants.
  • * 1647 , N. Bacon, Hist. Disc. Govt. 75 :
  • Thence the Leases so made were called Feormes' or ' Farmes , which word signifieth Victuals.
  • * 1818 , W. Cruise, Digest Laws Eng. Real Prop. (ed. 2) IV. 68 :
  • The words demise, lease, and to farm let, are the proper ones to constitute a lease.
  • A tract of land held on lease for the purpose of cultivation
  • A place where agricultural and similar activities take place, especially the growing of crops or the raising of livestock
  • (usually, in combination) A location used for an industrial purpose, having many similar structures
  • fuel farm'''''; ''wind '''farm'''''; ''antenna '''farm
  • (computing) A group of coordinated servers
  • a render farm'''''; ''a server '''farm


    (en verb)
  • To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops.
  • To devote (land) to farming.
  • To grow (a particular crop).
  • 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; to farm out.
  • to farm the taxes
  • * Burke
  • to farm their subjects and their duties toward these
  • (obsolete) To lease or let for an equivalent, e.g. land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We are enforced to farm our royal realm.
  • (obsolete) To take at a certain rent or rate.
  • To engage in grinding (repetitive activity) in a particular area or against specific enemies for a particular drop or item.
  • * 2004', "Doug Freyburger", ''Pudding '''Farming Requires Care'' (on newsgroup ''rec.games.roguelike.nethack )
  • When you hit a black pudding with an iron weapon that does at least one point of damage there is a good chance it will divide into two black puddings of the same size (but half the hit points IIRC). Since black puddings are formidible(SIC) monsters for an inexperienced character, farming is also a good way to die.
  • * 2010 , Robert Alan Brookey, Hollywood Gamers (page 130)
  • The practice of gold farming is controversial within gaming communities and violates the end user licensing agreements

    Derived terms

    * fish farm * fur farm * tank farm * wind farm


    See also

    * agriculture 1000 English basic words ----



    (wikipedia ground)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) grund , from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (contraction used in electronics)


  • (senseid)(uncountable) The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
  • * , chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.}}
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground , Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts.}}
  • (uncountable) Terrain.
  • (uncountable) Soil, earth.
  • (countable) The bottom of a body of water.
  • Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  • Background, context, framework, surroundings.
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  • The plain surface upon which the figures of an artistic composition are set.
  • crimson flowers on a white ground
  • In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
  • In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
  • Brussels ground
  • In etching, a gummy substance spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
  • (architecture, mostly, in the plural) One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which mouldings etc. are attached.
  • Grounds are usually put up first and the plastering floated flush with them.
  • (countable) A soccer stadium.
  • (electricity, Canadian, and, US) An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
  • (electricity, Canadian, and, US) A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
  • (countable, cricket) The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; the part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground ).
  • (music) A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
  • (music) The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
  • * 1592 , (William Shakespeare), '', act III, scene vii, in: ''The Works of Shake?pear V (1726), page 149:
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  • 91;]   The Mayor is here at hand; pretend ?ome fear, // Be not you ?poke with, but by mighty ?uit; // And look you get a prayer-book in your hand, // And ?tand between two churchmen, good my lord, // For on that ground I’ll build a holy de?cant: // And be not ea?ily won to our reque?ts: // Play the maid’s part, ?till an?wer nay, and take it.
  • The pit of a theatre.
  • (Ben Jonson)
    * (electricity) earth (British)
    Derived terms
    * aboveground / above ground * air-to-ground * aground * break ground * breeding ground * burial ground * common ground * cricket ground * cumber ground / cumber-ground / cumberground * dead ground * ear to the ground * facts on the ground * fairground * figure and ground * from the ground up * gain ground * get off the ground * give ground * gill-over-the-ground * go to ground * ground bait * ground ball * ground bass * ground beetle * ground berry * ground-breaker * ground-breaking * ground cable * ground cedar * ground cherry * ground cloth * ground clutter * ground control * ground cover * ground effect * ground fault * ground fir * ground fire * ground fish * ground floor * ground forces * ground game * ground glass * ground hemlock * ground hog / ground-hog / groundhog * ground itch * ground ivy * ground lamella * ground laurel * ground level * ground loop * groundly * ground meristem * ground noise * ground offensive * ground out * ground pangolin * ground pine * ground plan * ground plane * ground plate * ground plum * ground pounder * ground proximity warning system * ground rattlesnake * ground rent * ground robin * ground roller * ground rule / ground-rule * ground-shaker * ground shark * ground sloth * groundsman * ground snake * ground speed * ground spider * ground squirrel * ground state * ground stroke * ground substance * ground swell * ground tackle * ground tissue * ground-to-air * ground truth * ground water * ground wave * ground wire * ground zero * groundwork * high ground / moral high ground * hit the ground running * home ground * kiss the ground someone walks on * know one's ass from a hole in the ground * lose ground * middle ground * neutral ground * off the ground * on the ground * parade ground * picnic ground * pleasure ground * proving ground * run into the ground * school ground * solid ground / on solid ground * stamping ground * stand one's ground * stomping ground * teeing ground * testing ground * thick on the ground * thin on the ground * underground * vantage ground * (ground)
    See also
    * floor * terra firma


    (en verb)
  • To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  • To punish, especially a child or teenager, by forcing him/her to stay at home and/or give up certain privileges.
  • If you don't clean your room, I'll be forced to ground you.
    Carla, you are grounded until further notice for lying to us about where you were yesterday.
    My kids are currently grounded from television.
  • To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
  • Because of the bad weather, all flights were grounded .
  • To give a basic education in a particular subject; to instruct in elements or first principles.
  • Jim was grounded in maths.
  • (baseball) to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
  • Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.
  • (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
  • To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed.
  • The ship grounded on the bar.
  • To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
  • * Bible, Ephesians iii. 17
  • being rooted and grounded in love
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • So far from warranting any inference to the existence of a God, would, on the contrary, ground even an argument to his negation.
  • (fine arts) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching, or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
  • Etymology 2

    * See also milled.


  • (grind)
  • I ground the coffee up nicely.


  • Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
  • ground mustard seed
  • Processed by grinding.
  • lenses of ground glass
    * milled

    Derived terms

    * ground beef * ground pepper * stone-ground