rancher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rancher a person who owns or operates a ranch
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The citrus industry started in the United States in 1873 when two Riverside, CA ranchers obtained some orange saplings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Two years earlier, the government had secured a dozen saplings from Brazil.
    • n rancher A person engaged in ranching; one who carries on or works upon a ranch; a ranchman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rancher one employed in ranching
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. rancho, prop. 'mess' or 'mess-room;' in Mexico, a herdsman's hut, a grazing-farm.

Usage

In literature:

In a word, the typical red man of to-day is a rancher on a large or small scale.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
Of course these ranchers didn't mind crudities.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
Like his employe, the rancher was quick to grasp the situation.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
Junkins, the rancher, was a good fellow, and he had a fair sense of values.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
He bought out small ranchers who were crowded to the selling point in one way or another.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
There are many ranchers, out in this country, who keep what they call a blizzard-line.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
There was little that Barbara Redding and her husband, wealthy rancher, would not do for Sandy.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Somebody recognized the cows as ones that had belonged to a rancher named Patterson.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
A rancher living near here informed me that he took the trouble to count the number on one pole and thereby estimate their total catch.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
He had taken part in many enterprises, but was now a prosperous rancher in the Northwest, calling many a fertile acre his own.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
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In poetry:

The Cowboy had a sterling heart,
The Maiden was from Boston,
The Rancher saw his wealth depart—
The Steers were what he lost on.
"Western" by Ellis Parker Butler
A very rich rancher once boasted to Jim,
Of the cattle he owned on the plains.
He'd got bullocks and herds... in other words,
He'd got more of the former than brains.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett

In news:

More than a third of ranchers would sell some or all land.
This luxury handcrafted home is a rancher's paradise.
(AP)--A federal appeals court has upheld a Minnesota man's prison sentence of more than four years for selling stolen baling twine to farmers and ranchers in South Dakota.
The key question for many ranchers is whether this suggests that optimal ranch production and marketing systems have changed, as well.
Iowa farmers donated the hay to area ranchers struggling through the drought to help feed their livestock.
Back pain is the bane of many farmers and ranchers.
(AP) – South Dakota Gov Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order allowing trucks to haul over- width loads of baled hay for another 60 days to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers.
South Dakota Gov Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order allowing trucks to haul over- width loads of baled hay for another 60 days to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers.
Ranchers Uneasy Living Among Wolves.
Ranchers in remote areas of eastern Oregon say they're skeptical about a state program that promises to compensate them for cattle killed by gray wolves.
One's a longtime Nevada rancher and reluctant lawman.
MONTPELLIER, Idaho — Federal wildlife officials are on the hunt for ranchers and farmers willing to put thousands of acres of land into conservation easements in Idaho's southeast corner.
Farmers, ranchers and agricultural managers.
US Needs More Young Farmers, Ranchers.
Rule meant to save exotic antelope will hurt species, ranchers say.
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In science:

In the plane (d = 2) this describes a frontier rancher who is walking about and at each step increases his ranch by “dragging” with him the fence that defines it.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
The main result, reported in Section 2, is that the planar rancher has positive lim sup speed.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
Since the model provides some sort of “repulsion” of the rancher from his past, it can be expected that the rancher will escape faster than a regular random walk.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
This means that the rancher has positive lim sup speed.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
If, from the point of view of the rancher, the angle that the ranch spans is very small then the next step is close to uniform.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
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