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homestead

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noun home·stead \ˈhōm-ˌsted, -stid\

Simple Definition of homestead

  • : a house and the farmland it is on

  • : a piece of government land that a person could acquire by living on it and farming it when the western part of the U.S. was being settled

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of homestead

  1. 1 a :  the home and adjoining land occupied by a family b :  an ancestral home c :  house

  2. 2 :  a tract of land acquired from United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating the tract

Examples of homestead in a sentence

  1. They decided to farm the old homestead.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of homestead

before 12th century


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homestead

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verb home·stead \-ˌsted\

Definition of homestead

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to acquire or occupy as a homestead

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to acquire or settle on land under a homestead law

homesteader

play \-ˌste-dər\ noun


Examples of homestead in a sentence

  1. They homesteaded the territory in the 1860s.



1872

First Known Use of homestead

1872


Homestead

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geographical name Home·stead \ˈhōm-ˌsted\

Definition of Homestead

  1. city SE Florida SW of Miami pop 60,512




HOMESTEAD Defined for Kids

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homestead

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noun home·stead \ˈhōm-ˌsted\

Definition of homestead for Students

  1. 1 :  a home and the land around it

  2. 2 :  a piece of land gained from United States public lands by living on and farming it




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homestead

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verb home·stead

Definition of homestead for Students

homesteaded

homesteading

  1. :  to acquire or settle on public land for use as a homestead

homesteader

\ˈhōm-ˌste-dər\ noun



Law Dictionary

homestead

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noun home·stead \ˈhōm-ˌsted, -stid\

Legal Definition of homestead

  1. 1a :  the home and adjoining land with any buildings that is occupied usually by a family as its principal residence b :  an estate created by law in a homestead especially for the purpose of taking advantage of a homestead exemption

  2. 2 :  a tract of land acquired from U.S. public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating the tract





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