Definition of farmer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːmə/


1A person who owns or manages a farm.
Example sentences
  • It helped farmers and farm owners to stay in their property with government help.
  • The yield may not be large but farmers manage to feed their family and make a living.
  • I have made the choice to be a farmer and to manage a finite renewable resource such as water.
agriculturalist, agronomist, smallholder, grazier, farmhand, countryman, son/daughter of the soil;
Scottish  crofter;
North American  rancher
Australian/New Zealand informal cocky
archaic yeoman, husbandman
2 historical A person to whom the collection of taxes was contracted for a fee.


Late Middle English: from Old French fermier, from medieval Latin firmarius, firmator, from firma (see farm). sense 1 originally denoted a bailiff or steward who farmed land on the owner's behalf, or a tenant farmer.

Words that rhyme with farmer

amah, armour (US armor), Atacama, Brahma, Bramah, charmer, cyclorama, dharma, diorama, disarmer, drama, embalmer, Kama, karma, lama, llama, Matsuyama, panorama, Parma, pranayama, Rama, Samar, Surinamer, Vasco da Gama, Yama, Yokohama

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