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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

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

  1. They decided to farm the old homestead.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of homestead

before 12th century

Rhymes with homestead

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homestead

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verb home·stead \-ˌsted\

Simple Definition of homestead

  • : to settle on goverment land and farm it

Full 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

home·stead·er play \-ˌste-dər\ noun

Examples of homestead

  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

  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

home·stead·edhome·stead·ing

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

home·stead·er \ˈhōm-ˌste-dər\ noun




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