es·​tan·​cia e-ˈstän(t)s-(ˌ)yä How to pronounce estancia (audio)
: a South American cattle ranch or stock farm

Examples of estancia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And yet, with its white trim and signage, the building is more reminiscent of an Argentinean estancia. Rebecca Rose, Travel + Leisure, 25 Sep. 2023 Experiencing an authentic Patagonian asado is a must-do at one of the estancias. Nora Walsh, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2023 The estancia, which now welcomes visitors from across the globe, has been in the family for over 250 years. Christine Chitnis, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Mar. 2023 The estancia's chef is known for her empanadas. Janelle Davis, CNN, 9 July 2022 The select group had spent a few days at a beautiful estancia near the Patagonian city of Bariloche named Lago Escondido. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 In a less dynamic performance, this particular music can feel overly indebted to its European models — think Bartok on the estancia, with a few splashes from Ravel on the Río de la Plata. Jeremy Eichler,, 27 June 2022 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 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of estancia was in 1704

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“Estancia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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