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Extended to a great distance.


Widely celebrated. Pope.


A deep laid stratagem. [Little used.] Hudibras.


  1. Brought from a remote place. Whose pains have earned the far-fetched spoil. Milton.
  2. Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained. York with all his far-fetched policy. Shak. So we say, far-fetched arguments; far-fetched rhymes; far-fetched analogy. [Far-fet, the same, is not used.]


Glancing to a great distance.

FAR'IN, or FA-RI'NA, n. [L. farina, meal.]

  1. In botany, the pollen, fine dust or powder, contained in the anthers of plants, and which is supposed to fall on the stigma, and fructify the plant.
  2. In chemistry, starch or fecula, one of the proximate principles of vegetables. Fossil farina, a variety of carbonate of lime, in thin white crusts, light as cotton, and easily reducible to powder. Cleaveland.

FAR-I-NA'CEOUS, a. [from L. farina, meal.]

  1. Consisting or made of meal or flour; as, a farinaceous diet, which consists of the meal or flour of the various species of corn or grain.
  2. Containing meal; as, farinaceous seeds.
  3. Like meal; mealy; pertaining to meal; as, a farinaceous taste or smell.


Unusual, unexpected things. [Not in use.] Cumberland.


Looking to a great distance. Allen.

FARM, n. [Sax. farma, fearm, or feorm, food, provisions, board, a meal, a diner or supper, hospitality, substance, goods, use, fruit. Hence, feormian, to supply provisions, to entertain; also, to purge or purify, to expiate, to avail, to profit. Arm. ferm, or feurm; in ancient laws, firma; Fr. ferme, a farm, or letting to farm, whence affermer, to hire or lease. The sense of feorm seems to be corn or provisions, in which formerly rents were paid. The radical sense of feorm, provisions, is probably produce, issues, from one of the verbs in Br; produce and purification both implying separation, a throwing off or out.]

  1. A tract of land leased on rent reserved; ground let to a tenant on condition of his paying a certain sum annually or otherwise for the use of it. A farm is usually such a portion of land as is cultivated by one man, and includes the buildings and fences. Rents were formerly paid in provisions, or the produce of land; but now they are generally paid in money. This is the signification of farm in Great Britain, where most of the land is leased to cultivators.
  2. In the United State, a portion or tract of land, consisting usually of grass land, meadow, pasture, tillage and woodland, cultivated by one man and usually owned by him in fee. A like tract of land under lease is called a farm; but most cultivators are proprietors of the land, and called farmers. A tract of new land, covered with forest, if intended to be cultivated by one man as owner, is also called a farm. A man goes into the new states, or into the unsettled country, to buy a farm, that is, land for a farm.
  3. The state of land leased on rent reserved; a lease. It is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants. Spenser.

FARM, v.t.

  1. To lease, as land, on rent reserved; to let to a tenant on condition of paying rent. We are enforced to farm our royal realm. Shak. [In this sense, I believe, the word is not used in America.]
  2. To take at a certain rent or rate. [Not used in America.]
  3. To lease or let, as taxes, impost or other duties, at a certain sum or rate per cent. It is customary in many countries for the prince or government to farm the revenues, the taxes or rents, the imposts and excise, to individuals, who are to collect and pay them to the government at a certain per centage or rate per cent.
  4. To take or hire for a certain rate per cent.
  5. To cultivate land. To farm let, or let to farm, is to lease on rent.


That may be farmed. Sherwood.

FARM-ED, pp.

Leased on rent; let out at a certain rate or price.


  1. In Great Britain, a tenant; a lessee; one who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground. Shak.
  2. One who takes taxes, customs, excise or other duties, to collect for a certain rate per cent.; as, a farmer of the revenues.
  3. One who cultivates a farm; a husbandman; whether a tenant or the proprietor. United States.
  4. In mining, the lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the king. Encyc.


The buildings and yards necessary for the business of a farm. [Eng.]


A house attached to a farm, and for the residence of a farmer.


The business of cultivating land.

FARM-ING, ppr.

  1. Letting or leasing land on rent reserved, or duties and imposts at a certain rate per cent.
  2. Taking on lease.
  3. Cultivating land; carrying on the business of agriculture.


Farm-offices, are the out buildings pertaining to a farm.

FAR-MOST, a. [far and most.]

Most distant or remote. Dryden.


The yard or inclosure attached to a barn; or the inclosure surrounded by the farm buildings.

FAR-NESS, n. [from far.]

Distance; remoteness. Carew.

FA'RO, n.

A species of game.


Striking or penetrating a great way; as, a far-piercing eye. Pope.

FAR-RAG'I-NOUS, a. [L. farrago, a mixture, from far, meal.]

Formed of various materials; mixed; as, a farraginous mountain. Kirwan.