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 for farm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farm \Farm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to
        yield the use of to proceeds.
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              We are enforced to farm our royal realm. --Shak.
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     2. To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the
        revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a
        percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.
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              To farm their subjects and their duties toward
              these.                                --Burke.
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     3. To take at a certain rent or rate.
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     4. To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to
        till, as a farm.
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     To farm let, To let to farm, to lease on rent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farm \Farm\, n. [OE. ferme rent, lease, F. ferme, LL. firma, fr.
     L. firmus firm, fast, firmare to make firm or fast. See
     Firm, a. & n.]
     1. The rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of
        part of its products. [Obs.]
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     2. The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a
        leasehold. [Obs.]
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              It is great willfulness in landlords to make any
              longer farms to their tenants.        --Spenser.
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     3. The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the
        purpose of cultivation.
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     4. Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under
        the management of a tenant or the owner.
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     Note: In English the ideas of a lease, a term, and a rent,
           continue to be in a great degree inseparable, even from
           the popular meaning of a farm, as they are entirely so
           from the legal sense. --Burrill.
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     5. A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the
        collection of the revenues of government.
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              The province was devided into twelve farms. --Burke.
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     6. (O. Eng. Law) A lease of the imposts on particular goods;
        as, the sugar farm, the silk farm.
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              Whereas G. H. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of
              10,000 marks per annum.               --State Trials
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farm \Farm\, v. i.
     To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land
           as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
      v 1: be a farmer; work as a farmer; "My son is farming in
      2: collect fees or profits
      3: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means
         of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces
         great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow
         wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise,
         farm, produce]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "farm":
     Arcadian, Dymaxion house, White House, acreage, adobe house,
     agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, agronomic, allotment, arable,
     arable land, barnyard, barton, be killed, breed, bucolic, building,
     casa, cattle ranch, charter, chicken farm, cliff dwelling,
     collective farm, consulate, contract, cotton plantation, countrify,
     country, country house, country seat, croft, crop, cultivate,
     culture, dacha, dairy farm, deanery, delegate, demesne,
     demesne farm, die, dry farm, dryfarm, dude ranch, dwelling house,
     edifice, embassy, erection, fabric, factory farm, fallow, farm out,
     farmery, farmhold, farmhouse, farming, farmland, farmplace,
     farmstead, farmyard, fatten, feed, fruit farm, fur farm, garden,
     geoponic, grain farm, grange, grassland, grow, hacienda, hall,
     hatch, hire, hire out, holding, homecroft, homefarm, homestead,
     house, houseboat, job, keep, kibbutz, kolkhoz, lake dwelling, land,
     lease, lease out, lease-back, lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let off,
     let out, living machine, location, lodge, lowland, mains,
     manor farm, manor house, manse, nurture, orchard, parsonage,
     pastoral, pastoralize, pasture, pen, penthouse, plantation,
     poultry farm, prefabricated house, presidential palace, provincial,
     raise, ranch, ranch house, rancheria, rancho, rear, rectory, rent,
     rent out, roof, run, rural, rustic, rusticate, sharecrop,
     sheep farm, skyscraper, sod house, split-level, station, steading,
     stock farm, structure, subcontract, sublease, sublet,
     till the soil, toft, town house, truck farm, underlet, upland,

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      A group of machines, especially a large group of near-identical machines
      running load-balancing software, dedicated to a single task. Historically
      the term server farm, used especially for a group of web servers, seems to
      have been coined by analogy with earlier disk farm in the early 1990s;
      generalization began with render farm for a group of machines dedicated to
      rendering computer animations (this term appears to have been popularized
      by publicity about the pioneering ?Linux render farm? used to produce the
      movie Titanic). By 2001 other combinations such as ?compile farm? and ?
      compute farm? were increasingly common, and arguably borderline techspeak.
      More jargon uses seem likely to arise (and be absorbed into techspeak over
      time) as new uses are discovered for networked machine clusters. Compare {
      link farm.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  processor farm
      A parallel processor where tasks are
     distributed, or "farmed out", by one "farmer" processor to
     several "worker" processors, and results are sent back to the
     farmer.  This arrangement is suitable for applications which
     can be partitioned into many separate, independent tasks, the
     canonical examples being ray tracing and the Mandelbrot
     set.  In order to be efficient, the extra time spent on
     communications must be small compared to the time spent
     processing each task.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Matt. 22:5). Every Hebrew had a certain portion of land
     assigned to him as a possession (Num. 26:33-56). In Egypt the
     lands all belonged to the king, and the husbandmen were obliged
     to give him a fifth part of the produce; so in Palestine Jehovah
     was the sole possessor of the soil, and the people held it by
     direct tenure from him. By the enactment of Moses, the Hebrews
     paid a tithe of the produce to Jehovah, which was assigned to
     the priesthood. Military service when required was also to be
     rendered by every Hebrew at his own expense. The occuptaion of a
     husbandman was held in high honour (1 Sam. 11:5-7; 1 Kings
     19:19; 2 Chr. 26:10). (See LAND LAWS (n/a); TITHE.)

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FARM, estates. A portion or tract of land, some of which is cultivated. 2 
  Binn. 238. In parlance, and for the purpose of description in a deed, a farm 
  means: a messuage with out-buildings, gardens, orchard, yard, and land 
  usually occupied with the same for agricultural purposes; Plowd. 195 Touch. 
  93; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 208, 209, n. N; but in the English law, and 
  particularly in a description in a declaration in ejectment, it denotes a 
  leasehold interest for years in any real property, and means anything which 
  is held by a person who stands in the relation of tenant to a landlord. 6 T. 
  R. 532; 2 Chit. Pl. 879, n. e. 
       2. By the conveyance of a farm, will pass a messuage, arable land, 
  meadow, pasture, wood, &c., belonging to or used with it. 1 Inst. 5, a; 
  Touch. 93; 4 Cruise, 321; Bro. Grants, 155; Plowd. 167. 
       3. In a will, the word farm may pass a freehold, if it appear that such 
  was the intention of the testator. 6 T. R. 345; 9 East, 448. See 6 East, 
  604, n; 8 East, 339. 
  To FARM LET. These words in a lease have the effect of creating a lease for 
  years. Co. Litt. 45 b; 2 Mod. 250. 

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