gentleman farmer
noun (plural gentlemen farmers) Date: 1749 a man who farms mainly for pleasure rather than for profit

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  • gentleman-farmer — [ ʒɑ̃tləmanfarmɶr; dʒɛntləmanfarmɶr ] n. m. • 1801; mot angl. « gentilhomme fermier » ♦ Anglic. Propriétaire foncier qui vit sur ses terres et s occupe de leur exploitation. Des gentlemans farmers ou des gentlemen farmers. ● gentleman farmer,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gentleman farmer — ⇒GENTLEMAN( )FARMER, (GENTLEMAN FARMER, GENTLEMAN FARMER)subst. masc. Riche propriétaire foncier qui vit sur ses terres et se charge de leur exploitation. Est on ce qu on appelle un gentleman farmer (un gentilhomme cultivateur)? On vend son blé ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gentleman farmer — n especially BrE a man belonging to a high social class who owns and runs a farm, but who usually hires people to do the work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gentleman farmer — noun count BRITISH a rich man who has a farm on his land but does not need it for his main income …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gentleman-farmer — [jent′ l mənfär′mər] n. pl. gentlemen farmers a wealthy man who farms as an avocation …   English World dictionary

  • gentleman farmer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms gentleman farmer : singular gentleman farmer plural gentlemen farmers British old fashioned a rich man who has a farm on his land but who does not need it for his main income …   English dictionary

  • gentleman farmer — noun (plural gentlemen farmers) a country gentleman who owns a farm as part of his estate …   English new terms dictionary

  • gentleman farmer — /ˌdʒɛntlmən ˈfamə/ (say .jentlmuhn fahmuh) noun British a country gentleman with a small estate, considered to be socially superior to other farmers …   Australian English dictionary

  • gentleman-farmer — /jen tl meuhn fahr meuhr/, n., pl. gentlemen farmers. 1. a man whose wealth or income from other sources permits him to farm for pleasure rather than for basic income. 2. a man whose income from his farm has freed him from the necessity of… …   Universalium

  • gentleman farmer — noun A man who farms his own land, but small scale, not for a living …   Wiktionary

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