(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Science of cultivating
1. (art ofgrowing) agriculture, cultivation, husbandry, farming, tillage, culture; aeroculture, aeroponics, agrobiology, agrology, agronomy, agrostology; gardening, horticulture, floriculture, viniculture, vintage, truck gardening, dry farming, grain farming, extensive or intensive cultivation, open-field cultivation, shifting cultivation, slash-and-burn cultivation, terrace cultivation, strip farming, organic farming, monoculture, citriculture; green thumb, growing, raising; aquaculture, fish farming; irrigation (See water); arboriculture, forestry, agroforestry, forestation, reforestation, deforestation, lumbering, logging; agroindustry, agribusiness; landscape gardening; georgics, geoponics; permaculture, organic farming; green revolution; agrichemical, fertilizer, manure, muck, side or top dressing; smudge; insecticide, pesticide; Future Farmers of America, Four-H; growing season.
2. (one who grows) husbandman, horticulturist, gardener, florist, vintager, forester, conservationist; logger, lumberjack; agriculturist, agronomist; gentleman or boutique farmer, country squire; dirt farmer; yeoman, farmer, granger, cultivator, tiller of the soil; sharecropper; plowman, reaper, sower; rustic; woodsman; farmworker, farmhand, migrant worker, bracero, campesino, picker, planter, etc. Informal, hayseed, hick, rube, peasant, [country] bumpkin, clod[hopper]; white-collar or suitcase rancher. See populace.
3. (place for growing) farm, grange; field, plot, paddy, swidden; lawn, garden, flower bed; nursery, greenhouse, hothouse, conservatory, potting shed, orangery; bed, border, seed plot, parterre; plantation, ranch, homestead (See abode); arboretum, orchard, vineyard, vinery; farmland, grassland; collective farm, cooperative, kibbutz, kolkhoz.
4. (farm equipment and buildings) farmhouse, farmstead, grange; farmyard; barn, hovel, lathhouse, granary, grain elevator, hayloft; hayrack; backhoe, baler, binder, colter, combine, crop duster, cultivator, dibble, flail, hoe, harrow, harvester, mattock, mill, pick, pitchfork, plow[share], reaper, rototiller, scythe, sickle, thresher, tiller, tractor, windmill.
5. (result of growing) crop, yield, harvest, product, produce; cash crop, field crop; truck; crop rotation, cover crop; subsistence crop; berry crop; legume; cereal, wheat, alfalfa, barley, corn, soybean, etc. See vegetable.
6. veterinarian (See domestication); school of agriculture. Informal, horse doctor. Slang, cow college.
7. (agricultural deities) fertility god, Persephone, Kore, Dionysus, Demeter, Ceres, Gaea, Pomona, Frey.
Verbs — cultivate, till [the soil], work, prune, fertilize, force; farm, garden; sow, plant, set out, put in, intercrop; reap, harvest, glean, gather, pick, hay, thresh, winnow, bring in the harvest; mow, dress the ground; dibble, hoe, plow, harrow, rake, weed; take root, grow (See vegetable); dust; share-crop; vernalize.
Adjectives — agricultural, agrarian, farm; arable; predial, rural, rustic, country, georgic; horticultural; organic, geoponic.
Phrases — depressions are farm led and farm fed; we have three crops — corn, freight rates, and interest.
Quotations — All taxes must, at last, fall upon agriculture (Artaxerxes), A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes (S. J. Perelman), Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God (Thomas Jefferson), The farmers... are the founders of human civilization (Daniel Webster).
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. farming, tillage, cultivation, horticulture; see farming .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
farming, crop-raising, husbandry, cultivation, agronomy, agribusiness. see farm, farming

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