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Definition of the noun agriculture

What does agriculture mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • agriculture: agricultures
  • Agriculture: -

  1. a large-scale farming enterprise
  2. the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
  3. the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
  4. the class of people engaged in growing food

Alternative definition of the noun agriculture


  1. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

Definition of the noun agriculture for high school students

    • example: It was a huge step in the progress of civilization when tribes left hunting and gathering and began to develop more sustainable methods of obtaining food, such as agriculture.

The noun agriculture is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


  1. "Agriculture" is a composition.
  2. "Agriculture" is a musical album of Wentus Blues Band.
    • released on (7 years ago)


  1. "Agriculture" is a book by Keith Murray, Baron Murray of Newhaven.
    • subjects: Great Britain, World War II
  2. "Agriculture" is a book by Alexander Smith.
    • also known as "Agriculture: a poem in sixteen books"
  3. "Agriculture" is a book by Robert M. La Follette Sr..


  1. Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of dryland farming. Livestock are raised in a combination of grassland-based and landless systems, in an industry that covers almost one-third of the world's ice- and water-free area.
    • also known as farming, husbandry
  2. Agriculture is an important theme in Chinese mythology. There are many myths about the invention of agriculture that have been told or written about in China. Chinese mythology refers to those myths found in the historical geographic area of China. This includes myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese as well as other ethnic groups. Many of the myths about agriculture involve its invention by such deities or culture heroes such as Shennong, Houji, Hou Tu, and Shujun: of these Shennong is the most famous, according to Lihui Yang. There are also many other myths. Myths related to agriculture include how humans learned the use of fire, cooking, animal husbandry and the use of draft animals, inventions of various agricultural tools and implements, the domestication of various species of plants such as ginger and radishes, the evaluation and uses of various types of soil, irrigation by digging wells, and the invention of farmers markets. Other myths include events which made agriculture possible by destroying an excessive number of suns in the sky or ending the Great Flood.
    • also known as Agriculture in Chinese mythology
  3. Agriculture is an exhibition.

Phrases with Agriculture

Phrases starting with the word Agriculture:

  1. agriculture secretary
  2. agriculture department

Phrases ending with the word Agriculture:

  1. scientific agriculture
  2. secretary of agriculture
  3. department of agriculture

Other phrases containing the word Agriculture:

  1. food and agriculture organization
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agriculture

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Google previewAgricultural liberalization in multilateral and regional trade negotiations (Working Paper SITI = Documento de Trabajo IECI n. 3) (2003)

by Ian Fuchsloch, Géraldine Kutas

Contents AGRICULTURAL LIBERALIZATION IN MULTILATERAL AND REGIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS Marcos Sawaya Jank * Ian Fuchsloch ** Géraldine Kutas ** Agriculture is a strategic issue for the Western Hemispheric countries for ...

Google previewHistory of Agriculture in India, Up to C. 1200 A.D. (2008)

by Vinod Chandra Srivastava

and agriculture is the prime source of food of all living...

The history of Indian agriculture is a very complex, complicated and controversial discipline with a plethora of ...

Google previewPublic Finance (2008)

by S.N. Chand

INTRODUCTION Agriculture is that largest and most important sector of the Indian economy.

Agriculture is a large sector of the economic activity and has a crucial role to play in the country's economic...

Agriculture is the backbone of India's economy; it provides food (more than fifty per cent of income is spent on food by ...

Google previewA Concise Guide to Program Management (2005)

Fundamental Concepts and Issues by Mitchell L. Springer

Agrarian Economy — Agriculture is the systematic raising of useful plants through human oversight and intervention.

The crucial innovation that separates wild- plant gathering from true agriculture is the deliberate planting of seeds and other plant material. Cultivation, harvesting...

The fundamental difference between this and true agriculture is that the grass was not planted, but seeded itself. The first ...

Google previewchallenges for u.s. agricultural research policy

Clearly, sustainable agriculture is an issue of major proportions: in its inherent substantive content; its longevity as a...

Google previewStrategic Analyses of the National River Linking Project (NRLP) of India: Water productivity improvements in Indian agriculture : poentials, constraints, and prospects (2008)

by International Water Management Institute, Challenge Program on Water and Food

Agriculture is the major consumer of water among various sectors. Growing demands of water...

Google previewDirections for Future Farm Policy: the Role of Government in Support of Production agriculture

Agriculture is a major positive component in the United States economy. The net value...

Google previewBefore Dinner (2008)

Philosophy and Ethics of Food by M. Korthals

Agriculture is a long-term investment; you need to allow long stretches of time to pass you by. While a fisherman or hunter must move around quickly, agriculture means being bound to a specific place, being tied to the land. After you have ...

Google previewImmigration Reform and U.S. Agriculture (1995)

by Philip L. Martin

MARTIN Introduction Agriculture is the oldest and most widely dispersed industry in the United States. However, the farmers and farm workers who produce food and fiber are largely invisible to most Americans: About 2 percent of the ...

Google previewFood Security Among Small-Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa (2014)

by Josephine Phillip Msangi

Abstract Climate-smart agriculture is a site-specific and knowledge intensive concept that urges the world to pay attention to impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security by promoting sustainable practices that will increase ...

Google previewCorn and Capitalism (2003)

How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance by Arturo Warman

agriculture is a fact, but it refers to valuable resources and restricted processes that often disturb the equilibrium between other factors and that are not always able to be replicated. The abundance of unirrigated ...

Google previewFarm Communities at the Crossroads (2003)

Challenge and Resistance by Harry P. Diaz, JoAnn M. Jaffe, Robert M. Stirling, University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

While organic farming is practised by a very small number of farm families, sustainable agriculture is the objective of...

Growth and the Law of Diminishing Returns Highly mechanised, energy-intensive agriculture is a recent development in the ...

Google previewThe Spirit of the Soil (2005)

Agriculture and Environmental Ethics by Paul B. Thompson

Agriculture is a human activity aimed at producing usable food and fiber goods from land-based renewable natural resources. It is, in some respects, the quintessential productive enterprise of the human species. Hunting, foraging, and fishing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Valuing pollination services to agriculture. Ecological Economics 71, 80–88. Winfree, R., Williams, N.M., Gaines, H., Ascher, J.S., Kremen, C., 2008. Wild bee pollinators provide the majority of crop visitation across land-use gradients in New ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry by Melissa Walker, James C. Cobb

Sustainable agriculture is much more than a simple collection of practices. Its application is site specific; there is no set formula of practices or procedures that constitute a sustainable-agriculture system for all locations. Some of the practices or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

Muangirwa Tropical Pesticides Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania INTRODUCTION Integrated pest management has a bright future in tropical agriculture on the basis of adoption of available options of cultural practices, as well as ...

Google previewThe State and Local Government Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

The Executive Branch Agriculture, Department of (116) An agency of state government that provides services for farmers, regulates various aspects of agriculture, and coordinates many of its activities with the United States Department of ...

Google previewBooms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History from the First Stock Market Crash of 1792 to the Current Global Economic Crisis (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Economic History from the First Stock Market Crash of 1792 to the Current Global Economic Crisis by Mehmet Odekon

Agriculture. Human civilization«s oldest economic activity, agriculture remained one of the most important components of every national and regional economy until the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century. Even today, it remains the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (2010)

by Leslie A. Duram

Sustainable Agriculture Network, 2000. See Also: Agriculture, Organic; Agriculture, Sustainable; Integrated Pest Management; Soil ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Of Agricultural Marketing (2005)

by Jagdish Prasad (ed. By)

AGRICULTURE. THROUGH. LIBERALISATION: An. Assessment. of. Implications. K. K. Barman Five years back in 1991, when the Indian economy was facing manifold crisis the Government of India initiated some structural reform measures in ...

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Quotes about Agriculture

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate. (Marcus Terentius Varro)
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Scrabble value of A1G2R1I1C3U1L1T1U1R1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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