A farm is an area of land, or, for aquaculture, lake, river or sea, including various structures, devoted primarily to the practice of producing and managing food, fibres and, increasingly, fuel. It is the basic production facility in food production. Farms may be owned and operated by a single individual, family, community, corporation or a company. A farm can be a holding of any size from a fraction of a hectare to several thousand hectares.

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  1. Food; provisions; a meal
  2. A banquet; feast
  3. A fixed yearly amount (food, provisions, money, etc.) payable as rent or tax
  4. 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.
  5. The letting-out of public revenue to a ‘farmer’; the privilege of farming a tax or taxes.
  6. The body of farmers of public revenues.
  7. The condition of being let at a fixed rent; lease; a lease
  8. A tract of land held on lease for the purpose of cultivation
  9. A place where agricultural and similar activities take place, especially the growing of crops or the raising of livestock
  10. A location used for an industrial purpose, having many similar structures
    fuel farm; wind farm; antenna farm
  11. A group of coordinated servers
    a render farm; a server farm


  1. To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops.
  2. To devote (land) to farming.
  3. To grow (a particular crop).
  4. 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
  5. To lease or let for an equivalent, e.g. land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
  6. To take at a certain rent or rate.
  7. To engage in grinding (repetitive activity) in a particular area or against specific enemies for a particular drop or item.

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