Origin of arableFrench from Classical Latin arabilis from arare, to plow from Indo-European base an unverified form ar- from source Classical Greek aroun, Gothic arjan, to plow
- The definition of arable is land with soil that will be able to support the growth of crops.
An example of land that is arable is that on which you can see corn growing.
- Arable is defined as land that is able to produce crops.
An example of arable is a working vineyard.
Fit for cultivation, as by plowing.
Land fit to be cultivated.
Origin of arableMiddle English from Old French from Latin arābilis from arāre to plow
(comparative more arable, superlative most arable)
- A feature of the new city is the unusually large proportion of woods and arable land within its bounds.
- Only 4% of all arable land in the country is unproductive (in Great Britain 15%).
- It is partially arable, and supports a small population.
- Arable land and gardens occupy 55.6% of the area, meadows and pastures 12.9%, forests 21.7%, and the rest is mostly waste.
- Although 43.4% of the total area is arable land, the soil is only of moderate fertility and does not satisfy the wants of this thickly-populated province.