subsistence farmer
noun see subsistence farming

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • subsistence farmer — subsistence farming UK US noun [U] (also subsistence agriculture) ECONOMICS ► farming that provides enough food for the farmer and their family to live on, but not enough for them to sell: »Most of the population survive on subsistence farming.… …   Financial and business terms

  • subsistence farmer — noun [countable] [singular subsistence farmer plural subsistence farmers] Thesaurus: farmers and people who work on farmshyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • subsistence farmer — See: subsistence farming …   English dictionary

  • subsistence farming — UK US noun [U] (also subsistence agriculture) ECONOMICS ► farming that provides enough food for the farmer and their family to live on, but not enough for them to sell: »Most of the population survive on subsistence farming. subsistence farmer… …   Financial and business terms

  • subsistence farming — noun farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing • Hypernyms: ↑farming, ↑agriculture, ↑husbandry * * * noun or subsistence agriculture 1. : farming or a system of farming designed to provide all or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • subsistence farming — UK / US noun [uncountable] the activity of growing just enough food to live on, but not enough to sell Derived word: subsistence farmer noun countable Word forms subsistence farmer : singular subsistence farmer plural subsistence farmers …   English dictionary

  • subsistence farming — noun Date: 1938 1. farming or a system of farming that provides all or almost all the goods required by the farm family usually without any significant surplus for sale 2. farming or a system of farming that produces a minimum and often… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subsistence farming — 1. farming whose products are intended to provide for the basic needs of the farmer, with little surplus for marketing. 2. farming that brings little or no profit to the farmer, allowing only for a marginal livelihood. Also, subsistence… …   Universalium

  • Farmer — This article is about the occupation. For the last name, see Farmer (surname). Farmers redirects here. For other uses, see Farmers (disambiguation). Farmer Eastern Eu …   Wikipedia

  • subsistence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bare, basic SUBSISTENCE + NOUN ▪ agriculture, farming ▪ farmer ▪ economy …   Collocations dictionary

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