Definition of farmer in English:

farmer

noun

  • 1A person who owns or manages a farm.

    • ‘The lifting of the thirty month ban is good news for farmers but there are still uncertainties.’
    • ‘The main concern for farmers is to reduce their risk of suffering a herd breakdown.’
    • ‘The son of a yeoman farmer, he was one of those remarkable men of the Victorian age.’
    • ‘It helped farmers and farm owners to stay in their property with government help.’
    • ‘I have made the choice to be a farmer and to manage a finite renewable resource such as water.’
    • ‘We want the Government to provide grant aid to farmers to help them through this difficult time.’
    • ‘If farmers want their livestock to be protected then they should protect them in a more secure way.’
    • ‘The public cannot go near farmland, yet farmers can hold a market in Scarborough.’
    • ‘It is likely that the nature of farm work makes it easier for farmers to be more active.’
    • ‘The gophers also dig holes which farmers claim cause livestock to fall and break their legs.’
    • ‘Why are we being so generous to farmers in other countries but so harsh with our own?’
    • ‘Before refrigeration, it was common for butchers to also be farmers and graziers.’
    • ‘The yield may not be large but farmers manage to feed their family and make a living.’
    • ‘I worked with farmers and crofters and did all types of work to get a bite to eat and a few cigarettes.’
    • ‘The livestock farmers have beef and pork and cheese and chicken and eggs and milk.’
    • ‘From the point of view of European livestock farmers, soya is the ideal product.’
    • ‘The agricultural revolution freed farmers from this trap for the first time in history.’
    • ‘Almost two thirds think farmers are not paid enough by supermarkets for the food they produce.’
    • ‘In reality, it could not have turned out much worse for British farmers and growers.’
    • ‘It is the time of year again when farm work is in full swing and farmers are extremely busy.’
    agriculturalist, agronomist, smallholder, grazier, farmhand, countryman, daughter of the soil, son of the soil
    crofter
    rancher
    cocky
    yeoman, husbandman
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  • 2historical A person to whom the collection of taxes was contracted for a fee.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

farmer

/ˈfɑːmə/