noun ha·ci·en·da \ˌ(h)ä-sē-ˈen-də\

: a large estate in a country where people speak Spanish

Full Definition of HACIENDA

:  a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country :  plantation
:  the main dwelling of a hacienda

Examples of HACIENDA

  1. <the sugar baron spared no expense in building a grand hacienda on his plantation near Cuernavaca>

Origin of HACIENDA

Spanish, from Old Spanish facienda, from Latin, literally, things to be done, neuter plural of faciendus, gerundive of facere to do — more at do
First Known Use: circa 1772
HACIENDA Defined for Kids


noun ha·ci·en·da \ˌhä-sē-ˈen-də\

Definition of HACIENDA for Kids

:  a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country


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