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Farm vs. Firm

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Farmnoun

A place where agricultural and similar activities take place, especially the growing of crops or the raising of livestock.

Firmnoun

A business partnership; the name under which it trades.

Farmnoun

A tract of land held on lease for the purpose of cultivation.

Firmnoun

A business enterprise, however organized.

Farmnoun

A location used for an industrial purpose, having many similar structures

‘fuel farm’; ‘wind farm’; ‘antenna farm’;

Firmnoun

(slang) A criminal gang, especially based around football hooliganism.

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Farmnoun

(computing) A group of coordinated servers.

‘a render farm’; ‘a server farm’;

Firmadjective

steadfast, secure, hard (in position)

‘It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.’;

Farmnoun

(obsolete) Food; provisions; a meal.

Firmadjective

fixed (in opinion)

‘a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent’;

Farmnoun

(obsolete) A banquet; feast.

Firmadjective

solid, rigid (material state)

‘firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood; firm land (i.e. not soft and marshy)’;

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Farmnoun

(obsolete) A fixed yearly amount (food, provisions, money, etc.) payable as rent or tax.

Firmverb

(transitive) To make firm or strong; fix securely.

Farmnoun

(historical) 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.

Firmverb

(transitive) To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.

Farmnoun

(historical) The letting-out of public revenue to a ‘farmer’; the privilege of farming a tax or taxes.

Firmverb

(intransitive) To become firm; stabilise.

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Farmnoun

The body of farmers of public revenues.

Firmverb

(intransitive) To improve after decline.

Farmnoun

The condition of being let at a fixed rent; lease; a lease.

Firmverb

To shorten (of betting odds).

Farmverb

(intransitive) To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops.

Firmverb

To select (a higher education institution) as one's preferred choice, so as to enrol automatically if one's grades match the conditional offer.

Farmverb

(transitive) To devote (land) to farming.

Firmadjective

Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; - applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.

Farmverb

(transitive) To grow (a particular crop).

Firmadjective

Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent.

‘Under spread ensigns, moving nigh, in slowBut firm battalion.’; ‘By one man's firm obediency fully tried.’;

Farmverb

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’;

Firmadjective

Solid; - opposed to fluid; as, firm land.

Farmverb

(obsolete) To lease or let for an equivalent, e.g. land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.

Firmadjective

Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.

Farmverb

(obsolete) To take at a certain rent or rate.

Firmnoun

The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co.

Farmverb

To engage in grinding (repetitive activity) in a particular area or against specific enemies for a particular drop or item.

Firmverb

To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.

‘And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod.’;

Farmnoun

The rent of land, - originally paid by reservation of part of its products.

Firmverb

To fix or direct with firmness.

‘He on his card and compass firms his eye.’;

Farmnoun

The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold.

‘It is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants.’;

Firmnoun

members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;

‘he worked for a brokerage house’;

Farmnoun

The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation.

Firmverb

become taut or tauter;

‘Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly’; ‘the rope tautened’;

Farmnoun

Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.

Firmverb

make taut or tauter;

‘tauten a rope’;

Farmnoun

A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government.

‘The province was devided into twelve farms.’;

Firmadjective

marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;

‘firm convictions’; ‘a firm mouth’; ‘steadfast resolve’; ‘a man of unbendable perseverence’; ‘unwavering loyalty’;

Farmnoun

A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm.

‘Whereas G. H. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of 10,000 marks per annum.’;

Firmadjective

not soft or yielding to pressure;

‘a firm mattress’; ‘the snow was firm underfoot’; ‘solid ground’;

Farmverb

To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.

‘We are enforced to farm our royal realm.’;

Firmadjective

strong and sure;

‘a firm grasp’; ‘gave a strong pull on the rope’;

Farmverb

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; as, to farm the taxes.

‘To farm their subjects and their duties toward these.’;

Firmadjective

not subject to revision or change;

‘a firm contract’; ‘a firm offer’;

Farmverb

To take at a certain rent or rate.

Firmadjective

(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling;

‘his voice was firm and confident’; ‘a firm step’;

Farmverb

To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.

Firmadjective

not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall;

‘stocks are still firm’;

Farmverb

To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.

Firmadjective

securely established;

‘an established reputation’; ‘holds a firm position as the country's leading poet’;

Farmnoun

workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit;

‘it takes several people to work the farm’;

Firmadjective

marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue;

‘firm muscles’;

Farmverb

be a farmer; work as a farmer;

‘My son is farming in California’;

Firmadjective

pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed;

‘crisp carrot and celery sticks’; ‘a firm apple’; ‘crunchy lettuce’;

Farmverb

collect fees or profits

Firmadjective

securely fixed in place;

‘the post was still firm after being hit by the car’;

Farmverb

cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;

‘The Bordeaux region produces great red wines’; ‘They produce good ham in Parma’; ‘We grow wheat here’; ‘We raise hogs here’;

Firmadjective

unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause;

‘a firm ally’; ‘loyal supporters’; ‘the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe’; ‘fast friends’;

Farmnoun

an area of land and its buildings, used for growing crops and rearing animals

‘a farm of 100 acres’; ‘farm workers’;

Firmadverb

with resolute determination;

‘we firmly believed it’; ‘you must stand firm’;

Farmnoun

a farmhouse

‘a half-timbered farm’;

Firmadjective

having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure

‘the bed should be reasonably firm, but not too hard’;

Farmnoun

a place for breeding a particular type of animal or producing a specified crop

‘a fish farm’;

Firmadjective

solidly in place and stable

‘he was unable to establish the shop on a firm financial footing’; ‘no building can stand without firm foundations’;

Farmnoun

a place devoted to producing or promoting something

‘an energy farm’;

Firmadjective

having steady but not excessive power or strength

‘you need a firm grip on the steering’;

Farmverb

make one's living by growing crops or keeping livestock

‘he has farmed organically for years’;

Firmadjective

showing resolute determination and strength of character

‘parents should be firm with children and not give in to their demands’;

Farmverb

use (land) for growing crops and rearing animals

‘marshes are being drained in order to farm the land’;

Firmadjective

strongly felt and unlikely to change

‘he retains a firm belief in the efficacy of prayer’;

Farmverb

breed or grow (a type of livestock or crop) commercially

‘ostriches are farmed in South Africa and Australia’;

Firmadjective

steadfast and constant

‘we became firm friends’;

Farmverb

send out or subcontract work to others

‘it saves time and money to farm out some writing work to specialized companies’;

Firmadjective

decided upon and fixed or definite

‘she had no firm plans for the next day’;

Farmverb

arrange for a child to be looked after by someone, usually for payment

‘the babies are farmed out for five years’;

Firmadjective

(of a currency, shares, etc.) having a steady value or price which is more likely to rise than fall

‘the pound was firm against the dollar’;

Farmverb

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’;

Firmverb

make more solid or resilient

‘how can I firm up a sagging bustline?’;

Farmverb

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’;

Firmverb

fix (a plant) securely in the soil

‘don't tread around bushes to firm them’;

Farm

A farm (also called an agricultural holding) is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialized units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fiber, biofuel and other commodities.

Firmverb

make (an agreement or plan) explicit and definite

‘the agreements still have to be firmed up’;

Firmverb

(of a price) rise slightly to reach a level considered secure

‘the shares firmed 15p to 620p’; ‘he believed house prices would firm by the end of the year’;

Firmadverb

in a resolute and determined manner

‘the Chancellor has held firm to tough economic policies’; ‘she will stand firm against the government's proposal’;

Firmnoun

a business concern, especially one involving a partnership of two or more people

‘a law firm’; ‘state support for small firms’;

Firmnoun

a group of hospital doctors working as a team, headed by a consultant.

Firmnoun

an organized group of football supporters known for their aggressive attitudes towards rival fans.

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