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Webster 1913 Edition


Agriculture

Ag′ri-culˊture

(?; 135)
,
Noun.
[L.
agricultura
;
ager
field +
cultura
cultivation: cf. F.
agriculture
. See
Acre
and
Culture
.]
The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agriculture

AG'RICULTURE

,
Noun.
[L. ager, a field, and cultura, cultivation. See Acre and Culture.]
In general sense, the cultivation of the ground, for the purpose of producing vegetables, and fruits, for the use of man and beast; or the art of preparing the soil, sowing and planting seeds, dressing the plants, and removing the crops. In this sense, the word includes gardening, or horticulture, and also the raising and feeding of cattle, or stock. But in a more common and appropriate sense, it is used to signify that species of cultivation which is intended to raise grain and other crops for man and beast. It is equivalent to husbandry.
Agriculture is the most general occupation of man.

Definition 2021


agriculture

agriculture

English

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Noun

agriculture (plural agricultures)

  1. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

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French

Etymology

agri- + -culture, or borrowing from Latin agricultura.

Pronunciation

Noun

agriculture f (plural agricultures)

  1. agriculture

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Middle French

Noun

agriculture f (uncountable)

  1. agriculture