arable

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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] …

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  • 4 Arable — Ar a*ble, n. Arable land; plow land. [1913 Webster] …

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

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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 …

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

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  • 10 arable — ARABLE. adj. des 2 g. Labourable, Des terres arables …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 11 arable — adj. A propósito para ser arado …

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  • 12 arable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of land) able to be ploughed and used for the cultivation of crops. 2) (of crops) cultivated on ploughed land. ORIGIN Latin arabilis, from arare to plough …

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  • 13 Arable — Terre arable Une terre arable est une terre qui peut être labourée ou cultivée (latin arabilis : labourable). Les terres arables comprennent les terrains en jachère, les cultures maraichères et céréalières et les prairies artificielles.… …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 arable — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of land) ploughed, or suitable for ploughing and crop production. 2 (of crops) that can be grown on arable land. n. arable land or crops. Etymology: F arable or L arabilis f. arare to plough …

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  • 16 arable — I. adjective Etymology: Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French, from Latin arabilis, from arare to plow; akin to Old English erian to plow, Greek aroun Date: 15th century 1. fit for or used for the growing of crops 2. British engaged in, produced by …

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  • 17 arable — arability, n. /ar euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage: arable land; arable soil. n. 2. land that can be or is cultivated. [1375 1425; < L arabilis, equiv. to ara(re) to plow +… …

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  • 18 arable — ar|a|ble [ˈærəbəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: arabilis, from arare to plow ] relating to growing crops ▪ arable farming ▪ arable land (=land that is suitable for growing crops) …

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  • 19 arable — adjective 1 arable land/soil arable land is suitable for growing crops 2 concerned with growing crops …

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  • 20 arable — (a ra bl ) adj. Labourable. Les engrais incorporés dans la couche arable. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   En cens, en rentes, en terres araules, DU CANGE aralia..    XVe s. •   Vignes aussi et les terres arables, Moulins tournans, beaus plains à… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré