Pronunciation: (ranch), [key]
1. an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions.
2. Chiefly Western U.S. and Canada.a large farm used primarily to raise one kind of crop or animal: a mink ranch.
3. a dude ranch.
4. the persons employed or living on a ranch.
5. See ranch house.
to manage or work on a ranch.
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