a) the cultivation of arable land by plowing, sowing and raising crops
b) land that has been so cultivated

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  • tillage — [til′ij] n. [ TILL2 + AGE] 1. the tilling of land 2. land that is tilled …   English World dictionary

  • Tillage — Cultivating after early rain. Tillage is the agricultural preparation of the soil by mechanical agitation of various types, such as digging, stirring, and overturning. Examples of human powered tilling methods using hand tools include …   Wikipedia

  • tillage — teillage [ tɛjaʒ ] n. m. • 1803; de teille ♦ Techn. Opération consistant à teiller (le chanvre, le lin). On dit aussi TILLAGE . ● teillage ou tillage nom masculin Opération mécanique conduite sur des fibres libériennes en vue de séparer du bois l …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tillage — Ⅰ. till [2] ► NOUN ▪ a cash register or drawer for money in a shop, bank, or restaurant. ORIGIN originally in the sense «drawer or compartment for valuables»: of unknown origin. Ⅱ. till [3] ► VERB ▪ prepare and cultivate (land) for crops …   English terms dictionary

  • tillage — noun Date: 15th century 1. the operation of tilling land 2. cultivated land …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tillage — /til ij/, n. 1. the operation, practice, or art of tilling land. 2. tilled land. [1480 90; TILL2 + AGE] * * *       in agriculture, the preparation of soil for planting and the cultivation of soil after planting. See cultivator; harrow; plow. * * …   Universalium

  • tillage — till|age [ˈtılıdʒ] n [U] the activity of preparing land for growing crops …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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