es·​tan·​cia | \ e-ˈstän(t)s-(ˌ)yä How to pronounce estancia (audio) \

Definition of estancia

: a South American cattle ranch or stock farm

Examples of estancia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The estancia is a fundamental part of Argentine history and life. Richard Quest And Joe Minihane, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 The main home and guest house encircle the inner courtyard, which includes the pool, Moorish gardens and an estancia with an outdoor kitchen and fireside dining area. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2022 Having spent time in Argentina, Allison was influenced by the aesthetics of the estancia, or cattle ranch, and its leatherworking and silversmithing traditions. New York Times, 9 Sep. 2021 Strip away the Humvees and athletic fields, and the base could be an Argentine estancia, home to gauchos instead of guardsmen. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2019 Central and South America Argentina Maita BarrenecheaMai 10She was among the first to offer fly-fishing trips to Patagonia and to open estancias to guests for horseback riding. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Oct. 2018 Argentina, Chile, and Colombia Harry HastingsPlan South AmericaHastings has intel on top-notch estancias and can connect you with all sorts of interesting locals, from emerald miners to rock-star chefs. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Oct. 2018 Estancia Arroyo Verde is, in our opinion, the most beautiful estancia in northern Patagonia and one of those very unique places in the world. Town & Country, 6 Oct. 2016 Grace Cafayate, a hotel and estancia in Argentina’s Calchaquí Valley, is offering a local twist on a typical Thanksgiving celebration. Jessica Colley Clarke, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of estancia

1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for estancia

American Spanish, from Spanish, stay, room, from Vulgar Latin *stantia — more at stance

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“Estancia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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