HyperDic: agriculture

English > 4 senses of the word agriculture / Agriculture:
NOUNactagriculture, agribusiness, factory farma large-scale farming enterprise
actagriculture, farming, husbandrythe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
groupAgriculture, Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Department, USDAthe federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy)
groupagriculturethe class of people engaged in growing food
agriculture / Agriculture > pronunciation
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Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > agriculture: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA large-scale farming enterprise.
Synonymsagribusiness, factory farm
Broadercommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Spanishagricultura, agroindustria, industria agroalimentaria
Catalanagricultura, agroindústria
Nounsagriculturistsomeone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
English > agriculture: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock.
Synonymsfarming, husbandry
Category ofbroadcastsow over a wide area, especially by hand
carrybear (a crop)
cultivatefoster / foster the growth of
cultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
cultivation(agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
fertilize, fertilise, feedProvide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
grow, raise, farm, producecultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
harrow, diskDraw a harrow over (land)
hoedig with a hoe
inseminate, sow, sow inplace seeds in or on (the ground)
overcrop, overcultivateTo exhaust by excessive cultivation
plow, plough, turnTo break and turn over earth especially with a plow
reseedseed again or anew
ridgeplough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
smutaffect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
sow, seedplace (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
thrash, threshBeat the seeds out of a grain
tillWork land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
Partsharvest, harvest timeThe season for gathering crops / crops
tillingcultivation of the land in order to raise crops
Narroweranimal husbandryBreeding and caring for farm animals
arboriculture, tree farmingThe cultivation of tree for the production of timber
dairying, dairy farmingThe business of a dairy
gardening, horticultureThe cultivation of plants
hydroponics, aquiculture, tank farmingA technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
mixed farmingGrowing crops and feed and livestock all on the same farm
plantingputting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow
ranchingFarming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
strip croppingcultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion
subsistence farmingFarming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
truck farmingGrowing vegetables for the market
Broadercultivation(agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
Spanishagricultura, cultivo, explotación, granjería, labranza
Catalanagricultura
Adjectivesagriculturalrelating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
Nounsagriculturistsomeone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
English > Agriculture: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862.
SynonymsDepartment of Agriculture, Agriculture Department, USDA
Broaderexecutive departmentA federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Spanishagricultura, ministerio de agricultura
Catalanagricultura, ministeri d'agricultura, Ministeri d'Agricultura
English > agriculture: 4 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe class of people engaged in growing food.
Broaderclass, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status
Spanishagricultura
Catalanagricultura

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