Farm

Definition of Farm

n.1.The rent of land, - originally paid by reservation of part of its products.
2.The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold.
It is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants.
- Spenser.
3.The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation.
4.Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.
5.A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government.
The province was devided into twelve farms.
- Burke.
6.(O. Eng. Law) A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm.
Whereas G. H. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of 10,000 marks per annum.
- State Trials (1196).
v. t.1.To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
[imp. & p. p. Farmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Farming.]
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 lease on rent.
v. i.1.To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.

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