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AGRICULTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Agriculture mean? 

AGRICULTURE (noun)
  The noun AGRICULTURE has 4 senses:

1. a large-scale farming enterprise
2. the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
3. the 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
4. the class of people engaged in growing food

  Familiarity information: AGRICULTURE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGRICULTURE (noun)


Sense 1agriculture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large-scale farming enterprise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

factory farm; agriculture; agribusiness

Hypernyms ("agriculture" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)


Sense 2agriculture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

farming; husbandry; agriculture

Hypernyms ("agriculture" is a kind of...):

cultivation ((agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops)

Meronyms (parts of "agriculture"):

tilling (cultivation of the land in order to raise crops)

harvest; harvest time (the season for gathering crops)

Domain member category:

till (work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation)

crop; cultivate; work (prepare for crops)

overcrop; overcultivate (to exhaust by excessive cultivation)

plough; plow; turn (to break and turn over earth especially with a plow)

ridge (plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip)

disk; harrow (draw a harrow over (land))

hoe (dig with a hoe)

cultivate (foster the growth of)

carry (bear (a crop))

farm; grow; produce; raise (cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques)

cultivation ((agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops)

smut (affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn)

feed; fertilise; fertilize (provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to)

thrash; thresh (beat the seeds out of a grain)

seed; sough; sow (place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth)

broadcast (sow over a wide area, especially by hand)

inseminate; sow; sow in (place seeds in or on (the ground))

reseed (seed again or anew)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "agriculture"):

animal husbandry (breeding and caring for farm animals)

subsistence farming (farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing)

strip cropping (cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion)

ranching (farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle))

planting (putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow)

mixed farming (growing crops and feed and livestock all on the same farm)

aquiculture; hydroponics; tank farming (a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients)

gardening; horticulture (the cultivation of plants)

dairy farming; dairying (the business of a dairy)

arboriculture; tree farming (the cultivation of tree for the production of timber)

truck farming (growing vegetables for the market)


Sense 3Agriculture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The 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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Agriculture Department; Department of Agriculture; USDA; Agriculture

Hypernyms ("Agriculture" is a kind of...):

executive department (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)


Sense 4agriculture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The class of people engaged in growing food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("agriculture" is a kind of...):

class; social class; socio-economic class (people having the same social or economic status)


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