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fallow Tweet Definition of fallow Like Definition of fallow on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) ground, Ground ploughed and harrowed but left unseeded for one year.
  2. (uncountable) uncultivated, Uncultivated land.
  3. (obsolete) (countable) An area of fallow land.
verb
  1. (transitive) To make land fallow for agricultural purposes.
adjective
  1. (context, of agricultural land) Ploughed but left unseeded for more than one planting season.
  2. inactive, Inactive; undeveloped.
fan Tweet Definition of fan Like Definition of fan on Facebook
noun
  1. A hand-held device consisting of concertinaed material, or slats of material, gathered together at one end, that may be opened out into the shape of a sector of a circle and waved back and forth in order to move air towards oneself and cool oneself.
  2. An electrical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
  3. Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock"s tail.
verb (fan, n, ing)
  1. (transitive) To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
We enjoyed standing at the edge of the cliff, being fanned by the wind.
  1. (intransitive) (usually to fan out) To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
farm Tweet Definition of farm Like Definition of farm on Facebook
noun
  1. A place where agricultural activities take place.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To work on a farm.
  2. (transitive) To grow a particular crop.
Farmer Tweet Definition of Farmer Like Definition of Farmer on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, NATO code name) the Soviet MiG? 17 aircraft.
farmhouse Tweet Definition of farmhouse Like Definition of farmhouse on Facebook
noun
  1. The farmer's residence.
farming Tweet Definition of farming Like Definition of farming on Facebook
noun
  1. The business of cultivate, cultivating land, raising stocks etc.
verb
  1. (present participle of, farm)
adjective
  1. Pertaining to the agricultural business.
  2. Raising livestock or fish.
farmland Tweet Definition of farmland Like Definition of farmland on Facebook
noun
  1. land, Land which is suitable for farming and agricultural production.
farmstead Tweet Definition of farmstead Like Definition of farmstead on Facebook
noun
  1. The main building of a farm
  2. A farm, including its buildings
farmyard Tweet Definition of farmyard Like Definition of farmyard on Facebook
noun
  1. The area around a farm, excluding the fields.
fertile Tweet Definition of fertile Like Definition of fertile on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, of land etc) capable of growing abundant crops; productive
  2. (biology) capable of reproducing; fecund, fruitful
  3. (biology) capable of developing past the egg stage
  4. (context, of an imagination etc) productive or prolific
fertility Tweet Definition of fertility Like Definition of fertility on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. the condition, or the degree of being fertile
Muckspreadng increases the of the soil.
  1. the birthrate of a population - the number of live births per 1000 people per year
fertilization Tweet Definition of fertilization Like Definition of fertilization on Facebook
noun (plural: fertilizations)
  1. The act or process of rendering fertile.
  2. The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.
fertilize Tweet Definition of fertilize Like Definition of fertilize on Facebook
verb (fertiliz, ing)
  1. To render fertile.
field Tweet Definition of field Like Definition of field on Facebook
noun
  1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
  2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
  3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
  4. (physics) A region affected by a particular force.
magnetic field
  1. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  2. (mathematics) A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element.
The set of rational numbers, <math>\mathbb{Q}</math>, is the prototypical field.
  1. (sport) An area reserved for playing a game.
soccer field
  1. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral.
oil field or oilfield
gold field or goldfield
  1. (heraldry) The background of the shield
  2. (computing) An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.
verb
  1. (context, transitive, sport) To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
  2. (context, transitive, sport) To place a team in (a game).
  3. (transitive) To answer, accept or address.
She will questions immediately after her presentation.
first fruits Tweet Definition of first fruits Like Definition of first fruits on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, First Fruits)
(
plural)
  1. The first part of a harvest; sometimes made into an offering
  2. The first profits from an undertaking
fishery Tweet Definition of fishery Like Definition of fishery on Facebook
noun
  1. the catching, processing and marketing of fish, shellfish etc
(fisheries)
  1. a place where fish etc are caught or processed
  2. a fishing company
forage Tweet Definition of forage Like Definition of forage on Facebook
noun
  1. Fodder for animals, especially cattle and horses.
1819 The hermit was apparently somewhat moved to compassion by the anxiety as well as address which the stranger displayed in tending his horse; for, muttering something about provender left for the keeper's palfrey, he dragged out of a recess a bundle of , which he spread before the knight's charger. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=555890591&tag=Scott,+Walter:+Ivanhoe.+A+Romance,+1819&query=forage&id=ScoIvan here
verb (forag, , ing)
  1. To search for and gather food for animals, particularly cattle and horses.
1841The message said that the party intended to hunt and forage through this region, for a month or two, afore it went back into the Canadas " James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=766700022&tag=069&query=forage&id=eaf069v1 Chapter 8.
  1. To rampage through, gathering and destroying as one goes.
1599 And your great-uncle's, Edward the Black Prince,
Who on the French ground play'd a tragedy,
Making defeat on the full power of France,
Whiles his most mighty father on a hill
Stood smiling to behold his lion's whelp
Forage in blood of French nobility. " Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 1, Scene 2.
  1. To rummage.
1898 Using the blankets for a basket, we sent up the books, instruments, and clothes to swell our growing midden on the deck; and then Nares, going on hands and knees, began to underneath the bed. " Robert Louis Stevenson, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=596645883&tag=Stevenson,+Robert+Louis,+1850-1894:+The+Wrecker,+1898&query=forage&id=SteWrec The Wrecker.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to forage or foraging.
1903 As to my dress, I covered my Hussar uniform with a long cloak, and I put a grey cap upon my head. " Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Gerard'', http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=275485053&tag=Doyle,+Arthur+Conan:+The+Adventures+of+Gerard,+1902&query=forage&id=DoyGera Chapter 4.
forestry Tweet Definition of forestry Like Definition of forestry on Facebook
noun (forestries)
  1. The science of planting and growing trees in forests.
  2. The art and practice of planting and growing trees in forests.
  3. The art and practice of cultivating, exploiting and renewing forests for commercial purposes.
  4. The science of cultivating, exploiting and renewing forests for commercial purposes.
  5. Commercial tree farming.
fork Tweet Definition of fork Like Definition of fork on Facebook
noun
  1. A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
  2. (obsolete) A gallows.
  3. A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
  4. A tuning-fork.
  5. An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
  6. A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions (see image).
  7. (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
  8. (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process execute, executing parts of the same program.
  9. (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects.
  10. crotch, Crotch (British usage).
verb
  1. To use a fork to move food to the mouth.
  2. (context, computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicate, duplicating the existing process.
  3. (context, computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects.
  4. To kick someone in the crotch.
furrow Tweet Definition of furrow Like Definition of furrow on Facebook
noun
  1. A line cut in the soil, especially when plowed in order to plant a crop.
Don't walk across that deep in the field.
  1. A deep line in the skin of the face, especially on someone's forehead.
When she was tired, a deep appeared on her forehead.
verb
  1. To make a cut in the ground.
Cart wheels can roads.
  1. (About someone's brows or eyebrows) to pull them together due to worry, concentration, etc.
Leave me alone so I can my brows and concentrate.

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