Origin of agricultureFrench from Classical Latin agricultura from ager, a field (see acre) + cultura, cultivation
The definition of agriculture is the science, art and business of farming and ranching.
Commercial farms and ranches which provide vegetables and meat to the general public are examples of agriculture.
the science and art of farming; work or business of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock
The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.
Origin of agricultureMiddle English from Latin agrīcultūra agrī genitive of ager field ; see agro- in Indo-European roots. cultūra cultivation ; see culture .
- ag′ri·cul′tur·ist ag′ri·cul′tur·al·ist
agriculture the art and science of farming. Also called tillage. —agriculturist, agriculturalist, n. —agricultural, adj. agrogeology the branch of geology concerned with the adaptability of land to agriculture, soil quality, etc. —agrogeologist, n. agronomics agronomy. agronomy the science of management in farming. Also spelled agronomics. —agronomist, n. chreotechnics Rare. useful arts, as agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing. citriculture the cultivation of citrus fruits, as lemons, oranges, etc. —citriculturist, n. culturist a cultivator or a person who grows things. emblements Law. the growing of crops and the profits reaped therefrom. fallowist Rare. a proponent of the practice of leaving fields fallow. grangerism the principles and adherence to the principles of the Grange. —granger, n. horticulture the practice and science of cultivating gardens, for the growth of flowers, fruits, or vegetables. —horticulturist, n. —horticultural, adj. husbandry 1. Obsolete, domestic management, thrift, or frugality. 2. farming, especially the care of farm animals. monoculture the use of land for the cultivation of only one type of crop. —monocultural, adj. orchardist a person who tends or cultivates an orchard. pastoralism the herding or tending of cattle as a primary economic activity or occupation. Also called pasturage. —pastoralist, n. —pastoral, adj. pasturage pastoralism. pomiculture the cultivation of fruit and fruit-trees. tillage agriculture. transhumance the seasonal migration of livestock and those who tend livestock between mountain and valley, as practiced in Switzerland. —transhumant, adj.
- The rest of the island is mainly devoted to agriculture.
- The region contains most of the country's rain-fed agriculture.
- Agriculture is the main industry, generally combined with cattle-raising.
- Agriculture is the main industry in this rural location.
- Agriculture subsidies can make it impossible for small-scale farmers to make a decent living.