Farming is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand farming (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use farming in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of farming, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of farming, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
EXAMPLES - Farming in a Sentence
- The drive towards corporate farming, that is the agrarian crisis. (source)
- Jared Diamond and others call farming the worst invention of mankind. (source)
- I learned about farming by farming, which is the best way to learn about it. (source)
- Then, they say they can get back to their farming, which is their way of life. (source)
- Those which were founded in the early sixties were called farming associations. (source)
- Court documents say the group also used the term "farming" as code for terrorist attacks. (source)
- They had in our area, as I'm sure in a lot of other areas, what they call farming on halves. (source)
- Farming qua farming, that is essentially man's work, but farming qua joy, that's a woman's discovery. (source)
- The tactic -- known as farming the jury -- is intended to sow the seeds of doubt in the minds of potential jurors. (source)
- In the area of farming, which is an essential sector for development in Africa, France favours a local development approach. (source)
- Is it not a miracle if something almost worse than "farming" -- death from negligence, fire, or bad nursing -- does not occur to them? (source)
- Some of the tribes near the coast carry on a crude sort of farming, which is encouraged by the Chinese merchants who buy their produce. (source)
- As for their employers, the golden age of farming, which is often identified with the age of the great war, had really ceased long before. (source)
- The collapse of industrial farming, which is made possible only with cheap oil, will lead to an increase in famine, disease and starvation. (source)
- Prabhavati Devi is doing organic farming, which is a very reliable method of sustainable agriculture resulting in high production at low cost. (source)
- It is strange that Mr Ruthven should be content to sit down in comparative idleness, for, of course, the idea of farming his own land is absurd. (source)
- There is a wide difference between those industries which are carried on within doors and farming, which is subject to the caprices of the weather. (source)
- In the meanwhile Hawtrey was talking to Sally, and it was not astonishing that they talked of farming, which is the standard topic on that strip of prairie. (source)
- Industrial and commercial activities, being carried on for the most part by corporations, are taxed at a much higher rate than farming, which is carried on by individuals. (source)
- The surprisingly low percentage for the Northern Province was ascribed to an increase in game farming, which is replacing cattle in the former bastion of beef cattle ranching. (source)
- It boasted no industry to speak of, and while excellent tomatoes were grown in abundance in its immediate vicinity, it certainly couldn't be characterized as a farming community. (source)
- Population pressures, the dominance of corporations in "farming" and the insatiable thirst of dirty energy generation sources have strained our water availability and safety to extremes. (source)
- However, orchard grass (called coltsfoot in English farming books) will grow down 4 or more feet while leaving a massive amount of decaying organic matter in the subsoil after the sod is tilled in. (source)
- Of course, the idea of farming a five-thousand-acre ranch without capital was merely a pipe dream; but still, if Benson was losing money and wanted to get loose from his lease -- it might be possible. (source)
- People want more conservation easements and funding, agricultural value, diversification, tourism, complimentary industrial development, long term farming and ranching and more education to urban areas. (source)
- Nikolai Petrovich told various anecdotes about what he called his farming career, talked about the forthcoming government measures, about committees, deputations, the need to introduce new machinery, etc. (source)
- "The World Bank talks about the country's development potential making reference to farming, which is key to growth and poverty reduction, and calling for improvements in access to land," Gumende told AFP. (source)
- She only knew that Papa had made Uncle Victor and Uncle Edward the trustees and guardians of his children who should be under age at his death (she and Roddy were under age), and that Mamma had put the idea of farming in (source)
- "The concept grasps people's imagination and they start thinking about whether urban farming is a practical solution," said Bradford, who expects his company's VertiCrop system to begin being used in the U.S. in early 2011. (source)
- The question is, why would the villagers commit acts of sabotage that will only worsen the environmental damage and pollution of their land and prevent them from engaging in their livelihoods, namely farming, fishing and trading? (source)
- November 21st, 2009 BANGALORE - Experts at the ongoing Krishi Mela or agricultural fair here are trying hard to convince farmers of Karnataka about the benefits of switching to organic farming, which is high yielding and eco-friendly. (source)
- In the Amazon River Basin, Brazilian ranchers have been practicing slash-and-burn agriculture to create grasslands, mostly for cattle ranching, because the resulting nutrient-poor soils can't sustain farming for more than a year or two. (source)
- Republicans have swallowed hook line and sinker the idea of farming out as much of the public sphere to the private sector as possible and we are in danger of losing any sense of having a common destiny, a shared public good or a competent government. (source)
- It would seem that the idea of farming this out to another country, another company in another country whether it be in the United Arab Emirates or somewhere else just didn't seem to be some kind of a big deal as long as the national security implications were addressed. (source)
- At the end of the day, this kind of speculation raises food prices for everyone to the benefit of a few investors, encourages non-sustainable, short-term farming, will eventually lead to a collapse that will affect small farms disproportionately, not to mention consumers. (source)
- McWilliams recognizes that the status-quo of conventional farming is also flawed and suggests that modern food producers have an opportunity to use both, "Judicious and conservative systems of chemical application" that can ultimately produce, "50 percent more food on the same land by 2050." (source)
- Now, as regards one department of morals, at least, I unhesitatingly affirm that it did, and that, as regards the connection of the sexes, it would be difficult to find in any part of the world a more moral people than the two higher castes of Manjarabad, who form about one-half of the population, and who may be termed the farming proprietors of the country. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "farming" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 27 synonyms for farming.
agriculture, agronomics, agronomy, breeding, crop-raising, cultivation, culture, feeding, fertilizing, gardening, geoponics, gleaning, grazing, growing, harvesting, homesteading, hydroponics, landscaping, operating, production, ranching, reaping, seeding, share-cropping, soil culture, threshing, tillage
We have 1 antonym for farming.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of farming from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The business of cultivating land, raising stocks etc.
- (adjective) Pertaining to the agricultural business.
- (adjective) Raising livestock or fish.
- (verb) Present participle of farm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Pertaining to agriculture; devoted to, adapted to, or engaged in, farming
- (noun) The business of cultivating land.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The practice of letting or leasing taxes, revenue, etc., for collection.
- (noun) The business of collecting taxes. See farm, transitive verb
- (noun) The business of cultivating land, or employing it for the purposes of husbandry; agriculture; husbandry.
- (None) Pertaining to farms or agriculture: as, farming tools.
- (noun) The commercial production of any plant (even horticultural) or animal which has an economic value: as, fruit-farming, perfumery-farming (growing flowers for extraction of perfumery-oils), ostrich-farming (for feathers), cat-farming (for fur), etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
- (adjective) relating to rural matters
- (noun) agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life