1. The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in united states currency.
2. A very small quantity or value. In her cup was no farthing seen of grease. (Chaucer)
3. A division of hand. Thirty acres make a farthing land; nine farthings a Cornish acre; and four Cornish acres a knights fee. (R. Carew)
Origin: oe. Furthing, as. Feorung, fr. Feora fourth, feor, feower, four. See Four.