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
the sugar baron spared no expense in building a grand hacienda on his plantation near Cuernavaca
Recent Examples of hacienda from the Web
The 1928 hacienda-style home was previously owned by actress Bette Davis and Hollywood costume designer Edith Head.
Los Poblanos, built in the Spanish hacienda style, is a lush green oasis in the desert and boasts lavender beds, formal English gardens and honey from its own beehives.
Williamson was running 27 servers out of the plushest hacienda, nearly all of them for absentee owners.
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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
First Known Use: circa 1772
HACIENDA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hacienda for English Language Learners
: a large estate in a country where people speak Spanish
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Definition of hacienda for Students
: a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country
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