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1homestead

noun home·stead \ˈhōm-ˌsted, -stid\

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

First Known Use of HOMESTEAD

before 12th century

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with HOMESTEAD

abed, ahead, airhead, baldhead, beachhead, bedspread, bedstead, beebread, behead, bestead, bighead, biped, blackhead, blockhead, bloodred, bloodshed, bobsled, bonehead, brain-dead, break bread, bridgehead, brown bread, bulkhead, bullhead, catch dead, cathead, childbed, clubhead, coed, cokehead, corn bread, corn-fed, cowshed, crackhead, crispbread, crisphead, crossbred, crosshead, daybed, deadhead, death's-head, deathbed, dispread, dogsled, dopehead, drop-dead, drophead, drumhead, dumbhead, egghead, embed, far-red, farmstead, fathead, flatbed, forehead, foresaid, French bread, fry bread, Gateshead, gearhead, godhead, greenhead, half-bred, hardhead, highbred, hogshead, homebred, hophead, hotbed, hothead, ill-bred, inbred, instead, jarhead, juicehead, knock dead, lamed, light bread, lowbred, lunkhead, make head, masthead, meathead, moped, naled, outspread, packthread, phys ed, pinhead, pithead, point spread, pothead, premed, printhead, purebred, quick bread, railhead, redhead, red lead, re-tread, retread, roadbed, roadstead, Roundhead, saphead, scarehead, screw thread, seabed, seedbed, sheep ked, sheepshead, sheetfed, shewbread, shortbread, sickbed, skinhead, snowshed, softhead, sorehead, spearhead, spoon bread, springhead, steelhead, straightbred, streambed, subhead, sweetbread, swellhead, thickhead, toolshed, towhead, trailhead, Turk's head, unbred, undead, unread, unsaid, unthread, untread, Volstead, warhead, webfed, well-bred, wellhead, well-read, white-bread, whitehead, white lead, widespread, wingspread, woodshed, woolshed

2homestead

verb home·stead \-ˌsted\

: to settle on goverment land and farm it

Full Definition of HOMESTEAD

transitive verb
:  to acquire or occupy as a homestead
intransitive verb
:  to acquire or settle on land under a homestead law
home·stead·er \-ˌste-dər\ noun

Examples of HOMESTEAD

  1. They homesteaded the territory in the 1860s.

First Known Use of HOMESTEAD

1872

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Homestead

geographical name Home·stead \ˈhōm-ˌsted\

Definition of HOMESTEAD

city SE Florida SW of Miami pop 60,512

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