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homestead Explained

homestead at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


homestead at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin: hamstede 'home-place']//
1 a farm and the area of land around it:
2 AmE a piece of land, usually for farming, given to people in the past by the US government:
homestead 2 v [I and T] AmE to live and work on a homestead// -- homesteader n [C] //

homestead at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "homestead":
ancestral halls, arable land, barnyard, barton, cattle ranch,
chicken farm, chimney corner, collective farm, cotton plantation,
croft, dairy farm, demesne, demesne farm, dry farm, dude ranch,
estate, factory farm, fallow, family homestead, farm, farmery,
farmhold, farmland, farmplace, farmstead, farmyard, fireplace,
fireside, foyer, fruit farm, fur farm, grain farm, grange,
grassland, hacienda, hearth, hearth and home, hearthstone, home,
home place, home roof, home sweet home, homecroft, homefarm,
house and grounds, house and lot, household, ingle, inglenook,
ingleside, kibbutz, kolkhoz, location, mains, manor farm, menage,
messuage, orchard, pasture, paternal roof, pen, place, plantation,
poultry farm, ranch, rancheria, rancho, roof, rooftree, sheep farm,
station, steading, stock farm, toft, truck farm

homestead at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Dwelling): abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs*, pad*, address, habitation, local habitation, berth, housing, quarters, headquarters, homeland, motherland, fatherland, country, homestead, fireside, hearth.

homestead at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 a house with the land and buildings around it, especially a farm
2 (in the US in the past) a piece of land given to sb by the government on condition that they lived on it and grew crops on it
verb [V] (old-fashioned, AmE) to live and work on a homestead (2)
homesteader noun

HOMESTEAD at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

HOMESTEAD. The place of the house or home place. Homestead farm does not
necessarily include all the parcels of land owned by the grantor, though
lying and occupied together. This depends upon the intention of the parties
when the term is mentioned in a deed, and is to be gathered from the
context. 7 N. H. Rep. 241; 15 John. R. 471. See Manor; Mansion.

Homestead at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Homestead \Home"stead\, n. [AS. h[=a]mstede.]
1. The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground
immediately connected with it. --Dryden.

2. The home or seat of a family; place of origin.

We can trace them back to a homestead on the Rivers
Volga and Ural. --W. Tooke.

3. (Law) The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by
the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.

{Homestead law}.
(a) A law conferring special privileges or exemptions upon
owners of homesteads; esp., a law exempting a
homestead from attachment or sale under execution for
general debts. Such laws, with limitations as to the
extent or value of the property, exist in most of the
States. Called also {homestead exemption law}.
(b) Also, a designation of an Act of Congress authorizing
and regulating the sale of public lands, in parcels of
160 acres each, to actual settlers. [U.S.]

homestead at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
2: land acquired from the United States public lands by filing
a record and living on and cultivating it under the
homestead law
3: dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
v : settle land given by the government and occupy it as a

homestead at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • a house together with surrounding land and buildings, especially on a farm
    1. the place that is one's home
    2. Inter: context » South Africa A cluster of several houses occupied by an extended family


      Inter: trans-top » place that is one's home

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|hjemsted|n
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|heimstaður|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kotipaikka, Inter: t- » fi|kotitalo
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tanya

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To acquire or settle on land as a homestead.

    See also

    * hstead

  • Translation: et » homestead
    Translation: ko » homestead
    Translation: io » homestead
    Translation: sw » homestead
    Translation: hu » homestead
    Translation: ml » homestead
    Translation: my » homestead
    Translation: pl » homestead
    Translation: ru » homestead
    Translation: fi » homestead
    Translation: ta » homestead
    Translation: te » homestead
    Translation: vi » homestead
    Translation: zh » homestead