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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Examples of farmstead in a Sentence

many of the area's proud, old farmsteads have been bulldozed by developers to make way for condominiums
Recent Examples on the Web Even with handmade clothbound farmstead products, finding anything aged more than two years is a challenge. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Cheese 20 Years in the Making," 18 May 2020 On Colonial farmsteads, people literally pitched their refuse out windows. Jess Romeo, Popular Science, "Humankind’s legacy is basically garbage," 3 Apr. 2020 The gently rolling south Bohemian landscape, with its low-slung farmsteads and forests, is equally beguiling. Will Hawkes, Washington Post, "The 10 best slow trains through Europe," 30 Jan. 2020 Each farmstead cemetery tended to be occupied by a core family that stuck around for four or five generations. Megan Gannon, National Geographic, "Ancient European homes had 'invisible' social complexities, bones reveal," 10 Oct. 2019 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

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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 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of farmstead

: a farm with its buildings

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