(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 :
* 1700 , J. Tyrrell, Gen. Hist. Eng. II. 814 :
- If a man be bounden unto 1.s. in 100.l.£ to grant unto him the rent and farme of such a Mill.
* 1767 , W. Blackstone, Comm. Laws Eng. II. 320 :
- All..Tythings shall stand at the old Farm , without any Increase.
(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 :
- The most usual and customary feorm or rent..must be reserved yearly on such lease.
(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:
- He [the Sheriff] paid into the Exchequer the fixed yearly sum which formed the farm of the shire.
The body of farmers of public revenues.
* 1786 , T. Jefferson, Writings (1859) I. 568 :
- The first farm of postal income was made in 1672.
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 :
- They despair of a suppression of the Farm .
* 1647 , N. Bacon, Hist. Disc. Govt. 75 :
- It is a great willfullnes in any such Land-lord to refuse to make any longer farmes unto their Tennants.
* 1818 , W. Cruise, Digest Laws Eng. Real Prop. (ed. 2) IV. 68 :
- Thence the Leases so made were called Feormes' or ' Farmes , which word signifieth Victuals.
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
- The words demise, lease, and to farm let, are the proper ones to constitute a lease.
(computing) A group of coordinated servers
- fuel farm'''''; ''wind '''farm'''''; ''antenna '''farm
- a render farm'''''; ''a server '''farm
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
(obsolete) To lease or let for an equivalent, e.g. land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
- to farm their subjects and their duties toward these
(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 )
- We are enforced to farm our royal realm.
* 2010 , Robert Alan Brookey, Hollywood Gamers (page 130)
- 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.
- The practice of gold farming is controversial within gaming communities and violates the end user licensing agreements
* fish farm
* fur farm
* tank farm
* wind farm
(East Africa) An area of cultivated ground; a plot of land, a small subsistence farm for growing crops and fruit-bearing trees, often including the dwelling of the farmer.
* 1967 , Ngugi wa Thiong'o, A Grain of Wheat , EAEP 2008, p. 4:
- To reach his new strip of shamba which lay the other side of Thabai, Mugo had to walk through the dusty village streets.