Agriculture

  • 1 AGRICULTURE — Étymologiquement, agriculture signifie «culture des champs», le mot culture devant être pris dans le sens de «mise en condition». Il désigne, par extension, la production des biens et les conditions de vie en milieu rural: la culture du blé, de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 agriculture — ag‧ri‧cul‧ture [ˈægrɪˌkʌltʆə ǁ ər] noun [uncountable] FARMING the practice or science of farming: • Agriculture accounts for over 25% of net domestic production. agricultural adjective : • sales of agricultural machinery exˌtensive ˈagriculture …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Agriculture —    Agriculture has been one of the most important means of subsistence since prehistoric times. During the Middle Ages, agriculture was mainly organized by large landowners, including monasteries, or by colonists who turned wastelands into… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • 4 agriculture — AGRICULTURE. s. fém. L art de cultiver la terre. Cet homme aime l agriculture, entend bien l agriculture. Traité d agriculture …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 Agriculture —    Agriculture (most often associated with the kibbutz) has occupied a position of prominence in Israel and in Zionist ideology greater than its economic contribution has warranted. Its central place in Zionist ideology, dominant role in the… …

    Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • 6 Agriculture — Ag ri*cul ture (?; 135), n. [L. agricultura; ager field + cultura cultivation: cf. F. agriculture. See {Acre} and {Culture}.] The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 AGRICULTURE —    Agriculture formed the basis of the Mesopotamian economy. The first steps toward a managed production of cereals were taken as early as the 10th millennium B.C. in Syria, in the area known as the Fertile Crescent, which receives sufficient… …

    Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • 8 agriculture — AGRICULTURE: Une des mamelles de l État (l État est du genre masculin, mais ça ne fait rien). On devrait l encourager. Manque de bras …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 9 agriculture — agriculture, sociology of See rural sociology …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 10 agriculture — (n.) mid 15c., from L.L. agricultura cultivation of the land, compound of agri cultura cultivation of land, from agri, gen. of ager a field (see ACRE (Cf. acre)) + cultura cultivation (see CULTURE (Cf. culture)). In Old English, the idea was… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 agriculture — *agrarian …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 agriculture — [n] farming, crop production agronomics, agronomy, cultivation, culture, horticulture, husbandry, tillage; concepts 205,257 …

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  • 13 agriculture — Agriculture, Agricultura, Agricolatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 agriculture — ► NOUN ▪ the science or practice of farming, including the rearing of crops and animals. DERIVATIVES agricultural adjective agriculturalist noun agriculturally adverb agriculturist noun. ORIGIN Latin agricultura, from ager field + cultura… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 agriculture — [ag′ri kul΄chər] n. [Fr < L agricultura < ager, a field (see ACRE) + cultura, cultivation] the science and art of farming; work or business of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock agricultural adj. agriculturally adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 Agriculture — General …

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  • 17 Agriculture — Culture intensive de pomme de terre en plein champ L’agriculture (du latin agricultura) est un processus par lequel les hommes aménagent leurs écosystèmes pour satisfaire les besoins de leurs sociétés[1]. Elle désigne l’ensemble des savoir f …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 AGRICULTURE — in the land of israel in prehistory from the beginning of the bronze age to the conquest of joshua early israelite the period of the first temple the period of the return and the second temple the hasmonean period the mishnaic and talmudic period …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 19 agriculture — I. AGRICULTURE. s. f. L Art de cultiver la terre, & de la rendre fertile. Le premier de tous les Arts, c est l agriculture. sçavoir bien l agriculture. s adonner à l agriculture. des livres d agriculture. II. Agriculture. s. f. L art de cultiver… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 20 agriculture — 01. A lot of the pollution in our water comes from pesticides used in [agriculture]. 02. My brother is studying [agriculture] in college so that he can take over the family farm some day. 03. University students who are interested in a career in… …

    Grammatical examples in English