hacienda

noun ha·ci·en·da \ ˌ(h)ä-sē-ˈen-də \

Definition of hacienda

1 :a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country :plantation
2 :the main dwelling of a hacienda

Examples of hacienda in a Sentence

  1. the sugar baron spared no expense in building a grand hacienda on his plantation near Cuernavaca

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Origin and Etymology of hacienda

Spanish, from Old Spanish facienda, from Latin, literally, things to be done, neuter plural of faciendus, gerundive of facere to do — more at do


HACIENDA Defined for English Language Learners

hacienda

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Definition of hacienda for English Language Learners

  • : a large estate in a country where people speak Spanish


HACIENDA Defined for Kids

hacienda

noun ha·ci·en·da \ ˌhä-sē-ˈen-də \

Definition of hacienda for Students

:a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country

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