WordReference can't find this exact phrase, but click on each word to see its meaning:

sustainable agriculture


We could not find the full phrase you were looking for.
The entry for "sustainable" is displayed below.

Also see:agriculture

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
sus•tain /səˈsteɪn/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to support or bear up from below;
    bear the weight of:Can the bridge sustain the weight of all these trucks?
  2. to undergo or suffer (injury, loss, etc.):The army sustained heavy losses.
  3. to keep (a person, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, as when suffering trials, etc.:The thought of seeing his family again sustained him.
  4. to keep up or going, as an action or process:to sustain a conversation.
  5. to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life:The candy bars were just enough to sustain us until the rescuers arrived.
  6. to uphold or support as valid, just, or correct:The judge sustained the lawyer's objection.
See -tain-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
sus•tain  (sə stān),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
  2. to bear (a burden, charge, etc.).
  3. to undergo, experience, or suffer (injury, loss, etc.);
    endure without giving way or yielding.
  4. to keep (a person, the mind, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, as under trial or affliction.
  5. to keep up or keep going, as an action or process:to sustain a conversation.
  6. to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life.
  7. to provide for (an institution or the like) by furnishing means or funds.
  8. to support (a cause or the like) by aid or approval.
  9. to uphold as valid, just, or correct, as a claim or the person making it:The judge sustained the lawyer's objection.
  10. to confirm or corroborate, as a statement:Further investigation sustained my suspicions.
sus•taina•ble, adj. 
sus•tain′a•bili•ty, n. 
sus•tain•ed•ly  (sə stānid lē, -stānd-),USA pronunciation adv.  sus•taining•ly, adv. 
sus•tainment, n. 
  • Latin sustinēre to uphold, equivalent. to sus- sus- + -tinēre, combining form of tenēre to hold
  • Anglo-French sustenir, Old French
  • Middle English suste(i)nen 1250–1300
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged carry. See  support. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bear.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged maintain.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sustainable /səˈsteɪnəbəl/ adj
  1. capable of being sustained
  2. (of economic development, energy sources, etc) capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage: sustainable development




Forum discussions with the word(s) "sustainable agriculture" in the title:


Look up "sustainable agriculture" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "sustainable agriculture" at dictionary.com

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | Romanian | German | Dutch | Swedish | Russian | Polish | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic

Advertisements

Word of the day: clever | creep

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.
Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.