farm·​stead | \ ˈfärm-ˌsted How to pronounce farmstead (audio) \

Definition of farmstead

: the buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm broadly : a farm with its buildings

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many of the area's proud, old farmsteads have been bulldozed by developers to make way for condominiums
Recent Examples on the Web Outside of town, groves of oak and cottonwood mark where farmsteads used to be. Dan Zak, Washington Post, "Why Iowa?," 30 Jan. 2020 By 4,000 years ago, the valley was full of sprawling Bronze Age farmsteads rather than crowded, fortified villages. Megan Gannon, National Geographic, "Ancient European homes had 'invisible' social complexities, bones reveal," 10 Oct. 2019 Whereas the remains suggest that farmsteads were passed through many generations of males—up to five in some cases—females only persisted in a community for one generation. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "Ancient Teeth Reveal Social Stratification Dates Back to Bronze Age Societies," 11 Oct. 2019 Cogges Manor Farm This Oxfordshire farmstead (and petting zoo) is the setting in the series for Yew Tree Farm. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Downton Abbey Filming Locations You Can Actually Visit," 12 Sep. 2019 The farm specializes in udderly delicious farmstead cheeses — think rich cheddar, gouda and colby — that puts their rivals to the test. Mary Ann Anderson,, "Old-fashioned road trip leads to East Tennessee culinary gems," 30 Aug. 2019 Chellberg Farm: Near the Bailly Homestead, this farm represents a typical early 20th-century Swedish farmstead. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trails, beaches and more things to do in Indiana Dunes National Park," 20 Feb. 2019 Down to green river valleys that look like capsule Edens: lush grasslands shaded by peepul trees, rare Kol farmsteads, and trails along which no car in history has ever moved. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Millions of indigenous people face eviction from their forest homes," 15 May 2019 The Weeks Brick House, built by Samuel Weeks in 1710 is now part of a 33-acre farmstead with lovely hiking trails. Felice Belman,, "Greenland, N.H.: Not for sale but quite a history," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of farmstead

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of farmstead was in 1807

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“Farmstead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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: a farm with its buildings

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