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Meaning of “farm” in the English Dictionary

"farm" in British English

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farmnoun [C]

uk   /fɑːm/  us   /fɑːrm/
A1 an ​area of ​land, together with a ​house and ​buildings, used for ​growingcrops and/or ​keepinganimals as a ​business: a ​dairy farm farm ​animals fresh farm ​produce farm ​workers She ​spent the ​summerworking on a farm. a ​place where a ​particulartype of ​animal is ​kept in ​largenumbers in ​order to be ​sold: a ​sheep/​fish farm

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farmverb [T]

uk   /fɑːm/  us   /fɑːrm/
(Definition of farm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"farm" in American English

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farmnoun [C]

 us   /fɑrm/
an ​area of ​land, esp. together with a ​house and other ​buildings, used for ​growingcrops or ​keepinganimals A farm can also be a ​place where a ​specifictype of ​animal is ​raised in ​largenumbers to be ​sold: a ​cattle/​mink farm

farmverb [I/T]

 us   /fɑrm/
to use ​land for ​growingcrops or ​keepinganimals as a ​business: [I/T] Their ​family has ​farmed (this ​land) for three ​generations.
farming
noun [U]  us   /ˈfɑr·mɪŋ/
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(Definition of farm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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farmnoun [C]

uk   us   /fɑːm/ PRODUCTION
an ​area of ​land, usually with ​fields and ​buildings, used for ​raising animals and ​growingcrops as a ​business: My family has ​worked on this farm for ​generations.farm building/machinery/equipment etc. Pieces of rusting farm ​equipmentlayabandoned in the ​long grass.farm worker/labourer Farm ​workers' ​wagesfellsharply towards the end of the century.a sheep/pig/dairy etc. farm His ​parentsran a ​small but ​profitable dairy farm.
a ​place where fish or other animals are bred: a trout/fish/salmon etc. farm Animal Rights activists ​demonstrated outside a ​local puppy farm last ​weekend.

farmverb [I or T]

uk   us   /fɑːm/ PRODUCTION
to use ​land to ​growcrops, ​raise animals, etc.: This ​area has been farmed for thousands of ​years.
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(Definition of farm from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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