arable

[[t]æ̱rəb(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
Arable farming involves growing crops such as wheat and barley rather than keeping animals or growing fruit and vegetables. Arable land is land that is used for arable farming.

...arable farmers.

...arable crops.


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  • arable — [ arabl ] adj. • 1155; lat. arabilem, accus. de arabilis; de arare « labourer » → araire ♦ Qui peut être labouré. Terres arables. ⇒ cultivable, labourable. ⊗ CONTR. Incultivable. ● arable adjectif (latin arabilis, de arare, labourer) Se dit de la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Arable — (pronEng|ˈærəbl) relates to the growing of crops:*Arable farming or agronomy, the cultivation of field crops *Arable land, land upon which crops are cultivated …   Wikipedia

  • Arable — Ar a*ble, a. [F. arable, L. arabilis, fr. arare to plow, akin to Gr. ?, E. ear, to plow. See {Earable}.] Fit for plowing or tillage; hence, often applied to land which has been plowed or tilled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arable — Ar a*ble, n. Arable land; plow land. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arable — adj. Susceptible de ser arado. * * * arable. adj. A propósito para ser arado …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • arable — UK US /ˈærəbl/ adjective ► relating to or used for the growing of crops: »arable land/farm/farmer, etc …   Financial and business terms

  • arable — (adj.) early 15c., suitable for plowing (as opposed to pasture or wood land), from O.Fr. arable (12c.), from L. arabilis, from arare to plow, from PIE *are to plow (Cf. Gk. aroun, O.C.S. orja, Lith. ariu to plow; Goth. arjan, O.E. erian, M.Ir …   Etymology dictionary

  • arable — [ar′ə bəl, er′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < L arabilis < arare, to plow < IE base * ar > Gr aroun, Goth arjan, to plow] suitable for plowing, hence for producing crops n. arable land arability [ar′əbil′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • arable — index fertile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • arable — ARABLE. adj. des 2 g. Labourable, Des terres arables …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • arable — adj. A propósito para ser arado …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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