smallholding
noun Date: 1892 chiefly British a small farm • smallholder noun

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  • smallholding — small‧hold‧ing [ˈsmɔːlˌhəʊldɪŋ ǁ ˈsmɒːlˌhoʊld ] noun [countable] FARMING a piece of land used for farming that is smaller than an ordinary farm: • Some of the larger farms have been split up into smallholdings. smallholder noun [countable] : •… …   Financial and business terms

  • smallholding — [smôl′hōl΄diŋ] n. Brit. a relatively small tract of land that is bought or rented for cultivation, sometimes as a source of extra income * * * …   Universalium

  • smallholding — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an agricultural holding that is smaller than a farm. DERIVATIVES smallholder noun …   English terms dictionary

  • smallholding — [smôl′hōl΄diŋ] n. Brit. a relatively small tract of land that is bought or rented for cultivation, sometimes as a source of extra income …   English World dictionary

  • Smallholding — A smallholding is a farm of small size. Often too small to be efficient, the utility of smallholdings varies from place to place.In third world countries, smallholdings are usually commercial farms supporting a single family. As a country becomes …   Wikipedia

  • smallholding — [[t]smɔ͟ːlhoʊldɪŋ[/t]] smallholdings N COUNT A smallholding is a piece of land that is used for farming and is smaller than a normal farm. [BRIT] A smallholding in the hills could not support a large family …   English dictionary

  • smallholding — UK [ˈsmɔːlˌhəʊldɪŋ] / US [ˈsmɔlˌhoʊldɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms smallholding : singular smallholding plural smallholdings a very small farm …   English dictionary

  • smallholding — noun A piece of land, smaller than a farm, used for the cultivation of vegetables or the breeding of animals See Also: smallholder …   Wiktionary

  • smallholding — small|hold|ing [ˈsmo:lˌhəuldıŋ US ˈsmo:lˌhould ] n BrE a piece of land used for farming, that is smaller than an ordinary farm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smallholding — small|hold|ing [ smɔl,houldıŋ ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH a very small farm ╾ small|hold|er noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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