farmstead

noun
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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Synonyms for farmstead

Synonyms

estate, farm, grange, ranch

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Examples of farmstead in a Sentence

many of the area's proud, old farmsteads have been bulldozed by developers to make way for condominiums

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Most Americans lived in multigenerational households, working a farmstead together. Marc Freedman, WSJ, "Building Bridges Across the Generational Divide," 1 Nov. 2018 Better yet, spend the night at a local inn, which is likely snuggled up to a babbling brook or farmstead. Kaitlyn Wylde, Vogue, "What’s So Great About Great Barrington? A Weekend Guide to the Quietly Cool Berkshire Town," 25 Oct. 2018 Especially when one is staying at a farmstead dairy and loaded down with the best cheese the Northeast has to offer? Gordon Edgar, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of America’s Appetite for Macaroni and Cheese," 30 May 2018 The former executive chef and general manager at Canton’s Cardinal Tavern is serving as an apprentice at two Baltimore County farms, and recently launched a catering business and farmstead. Sarah Meehan, Washington Post, "A training program for new farmers is teaching its biggest class yet," 30 June 2018 The former executive chef and general manager at Canton’s Cardinal Tavern is serving as an apprentice at two Baltimore County farms, and recently launched a catering business and farmstead. Sarah Meehan, Washington Post, "A training program for new farmers is teaching its biggest class yet," 30 June 2018 The former executive chef and general manager at Canton’s Cardinal Tavern is serving as an apprentice at two Baltimore County farms, and recently launched a catering business and farmstead. Sarah Meehan, Washington Post, "A training program for new farmers is teaching its biggest class yet," 30 June 2018 Driver could also see extensive crop marks denoting the presence of the Roman or Iron Age settlement of Trewen, which was once either a farmstead or a villa. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Heat Wave is Revealing Centuries-Old Sites in Wales," 11 July 2018 The former executive chef and general manager at Canton’s Cardinal Tavern is serving as an apprentice at two Baltimore County farms, and recently launched a catering business and farmstead. Sarah Meehan, Washington Post, "A training program for new farmers is teaching its biggest class yet," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of farmstead

1807, in the meaning defined above

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farmstead

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English Language Learners Definition of farmstead

: a farm with its buildings

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