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Farm vs. Plantation

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Farmnoun

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

Plantationnoun

A large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.

Farmnoun

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

Plantationnoun

An area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.

Farmnoun

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

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

Plantationnoun

The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.

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Farmnoun

(computing) A group of coordinated servers.

‘a render farm’; ‘a server farm’;

Plantationnoun

The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.

Farmnoun

(obsolete) Food; provisions; a meal.

Plantationnoun

The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece of ground planted with trees or useful plants; esp., in the United States and West Indies, a large estate appropriated to the production of the more important crops, and cultivated by laborers who live on the estate; as, a cotton plantation; a coffee plantation.

Farmnoun

(obsolete) A banquet; feast.

Plantationnoun

An original settlement in a new country; a colony.

‘While these plantations were forming in Connecticut.’;

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Farmnoun

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

Plantationnoun

an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)

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.

Plantationnoun

a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America);

‘the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century’;

Farmnoun

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

Plantationnoun

garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

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Farmnoun

The body of farmers of public revenues.

Plantationnoun

an estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are grown.

Farmnoun

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

Plantationnoun

an area in which trees have been planted, especially for commercial purposes

‘new conifer plantations’;

Farmverb

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

Plantationnoun

colonization or settlement of emigrants, especially of English and then Scottish families in Ireland in the 16th–17th centuries under government sponsorship

‘the Plantation of Ulster’;

Farmverb

(transitive) To devote (land) to farming.

Plantationnoun

a colony.

Farmverb

(transitive) To grow (a particular crop).

Plantation

A plantation is a large-scale estate, generally centered on a plantation house, meant for farming that specializes in cash crops. The crops that are grown include cotton, coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar cane, opium, sisal, oil seeds, oil palms, fruits, rubber trees and forest trees.

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’;

Farmverb

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

Farmverb

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

Farmverb

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

Farmnoun

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

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.’;

Farmnoun

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

Farmnoun

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

Farmnoun

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

‘The province was devided into twelve farms.’;

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

Farmverb

To take at a certain rent or rate.

Farmverb

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

Farmverb

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

Farmnoun

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

‘it takes several people to work the farm’;

Farmverb

be a farmer; work as a farmer;

‘My son is farming in California’;

Farmverb

collect fees or profits

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’;

Farmnoun

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

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

Farmnoun

a farmhouse

‘a half-timbered farm’;

Farmnoun

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

‘a fish farm’;

Farmnoun

a place devoted to producing or promoting something

‘an energy farm’;

Farmverb

make one's living by growing crops or keeping livestock

‘he has farmed organically for years’;

Farmverb

use (land) for growing crops and rearing animals

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

Farmverb

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

‘ostriches are farmed in South Africa and Australia’;

Farmverb

send out or subcontract work to others

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

Farmverb

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

‘the babies are farmed out for five years’;

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’;

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’;

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.

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