agri-, agrio-, ager

(Greek > Latin: fields; wild, savage; living in the fields, via ager, agri.)

agrarian (adjective), more agrarian, most agrarian
1. In Roman history, relating to the land: An agrarian epithet of a law (Lex agraria) was intended for the division of conquered lands.
2. Relating to, or connected with, landed property: In the book that Jane was reading, agrarian reforms were in progress to improve the status of famers tending to their farm land.
3. Of, relating to, or connected with cultivated land or its cultivation: A agrarian calendar is still used in schools to indicate when children are needed at home to do planting or harvesting in the summer.
4. In botany, pertaining to plants growing wild in the fields: The agrarian flowers and thistles were absolutely beautiful in the open meadows.

The name for an agrarian region was proposed for the lowest of the altitudinal zones of vegetation within the limits of the cultivation of corn.

agrarianism (s) (noun), agrarianisms (pl)
A movement for the equal division of landed property and for the promotion of agricultural interests: Neal though that agrarianism would be a good thing in that it would promote rural life and agriculture as the foundation of society.
agrarianization (s) (noun) (no pl)
The establishment of agriculture: Agrarianization involves the formation and spread of a system structured around the domestication of plants.
agrarianly (adverb), more agrarianly, most agrarianly
Relating to how agricultural or rural matters are presented; pertaining to how something is intended to further agricultural interests: Mr. Smith wrote about the lobbyists who had an agrarianly advantageous bill for big agricultural businesses.
agribusiness (s) (noun), agribusinesses (pl)
Farming concerned with the processing and distribution of agricultural produce or with farm machinery and services: Agribusinesses are conducted as modern businesses, especially making use of advanced technology.

Agribusinesses are large corporate entities of agriculture as opposed to smaller family-run operations.

agricere (s) (noun), agriceres (pl)
In geology, a waxy or resinous coating of organic material found on soil particles: In class Judy learned that tiny bits of earth were covered with a resinous or pitchy substance called acrincere.
agrichemical (adjective) (not comparable)
A chemical or chemical product used to improve harvest production in agriculture: An agrochemical substance can pertain to a hormone, a pesticide, a herbicide, a fungicide, or an insecticide.
agrichemistry (s) (noun) (no pl)
The science dealing with the use of chemicals in agriculture: When Jack took courses in agriculture, he also had a class in agrichemistry that dealt with the use of synthetic substances employed in growing crops.
agricolation (s) (noun) (no pl)
Tillage of the ground; husbandry; the practice of agriculture: Sam learned about agricolation, or the cultivation of the soil, from his father who owned acreage for raising crops. .
agricole (s) (noun), agricoles (pl)
A husbandman; a rustic: Sam wanted to be an agricole and cultivate many crops on some acreage in California when he grew up.
agricolist (s) (noun), agricolists (pl)
A cultivator of the soil; an agriculturist: Mary's father was an experienced agricolist who gave advice to other farmers regarding their soil and the cultivation of crops.
agricolous (adjective), more agricolous, most agricolous
Concerning organisms that live in fields: While on vacation in the country, Jill loved sitting on a bench beside the open fields and watching the agricolous bees and flies buzzing around, the birds flying here and there, and the cows grazing in peace.
agricultor (s) (noun), agricultors (pl)
An agriculturist; a farmer: The two sons wanted to become agricultors, or husbandmen, and cultivate their father's land when he became too old to do it himself.
agricultura (s) (noun) (no pl)
Agriculture, farming: Agricultura is the cultivation of land in order to produce useful products for people, such as grain, fruit, flax, cotton, etc.
agricultural (adjective), more agricultural, most agricultural
1. Relating to, used in, or promoting agriculture or farming: Such examples include agricultural engineering, modern agricultural or farming methods, agricultural or farm equipment, and an agricultural college.
2. A reference to rural matters: In class June learned about agrarian or agricultural societies and farming communities.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; geo-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.