agriculture

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Agriculture \Ag"ri*cul'ture\ (?; 135), noun [L. agricultura; ager field + cultura cultivation: cf. F. agriculture. See {Acre} and {Culture}.] The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

agriculture

noun

1: a large-scale farming enterprise [syn: {agribusiness}, {agriculture}, {factory farm}]

2: the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock [syn: {farming}, {agriculture}, {husbandry}]

3: the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862 [syn: {Department of Agriculture}, {Agriculture Department}, {Agriculture}, {USDA}]

4: the class of people engaged in growing food


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