agriculture

(redirected from Cultivation of the land)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

Agriculture

The science of taming the land to grow crops and raise animals for food, clothing or other products.

agriculture

the cultivation of the soil for any aspect of farming or horticulture.
References in periodicals archive ?
Roosevelt found evidence of a large-scale but decentralized civilization involved in the active cultivation of the land, "a source of social and technological innovation of continental importance," as Mann puts it.
This was particularly true in the countryside, where customary practices of ownership and cultivation of the land created networks of obligation.
Farm business" includes a trade or business involving the cultivation of the land or the raising and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity (such as the raising or harvesting of crops and trees bearing fruit) and the raising, shearing, feeding, caring, training and management of animals.