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  1. farm

    • IPA[fɑːm]

    英式

    • n.
      an area of land and its buildings, used for growing crops and rearing animals;a farmhouse
    • v.
      make one's living by growing crops or keeping livestock;use (land) for growing crops and rearing animals
    • verb: farm, 3rd person present: farms, gerund or present participle: farming, past tense: farmed, past participle: farmed

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. an area of land and its buildings, used for growing crops and rearing animals a farm of 100 acres farm workers
    • a farmhouse a half-timbered farm
    • a place for breeding a particular type of animal or producing a specified crop a fish farm
    • a place devoted to producing or promoting something an energy farm

    動詞

    • 1. make one's living by growing crops or keeping livestock he has farmed organically for years 同義詞 be a farmer, practise farming, cultivate/till/work the land, till the soil, rear livestock, ... 更多
    • use (land) for growing crops and rearing animals marshes are being drained in order to farm the land 同義詞 cultivate, bring under cultivation, till, work, plough, ... 更多
    • breed or grow (a type of livestock or crop) commercially ostriches are farmed in South Africa and Australia 同義詞 grow, cultivate, raise, plant, tend, ... 更多
    • 2. send out or subcontract work to others it saves time and money to farm out some writing work to specialized companies
    • arrange for a child to be looked after by someone, usually for payment the babies are farmed out for five years
    • dated send a sports player temporarily to another team in return for a fee he was farmed out in 1938 and '39 and came back for two games in 1940
    • 3. historical allow someone to collect and keep the revenues from (a tax) on payment of a fee the customs had been farmed to the collector for a fixed sum