hacienda

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noun ha·ci·en·da \ˌ(h)ä-sē-ˈen-də\

Definition of hacienda

  1. 1 :  a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country :  plantation

  2. 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>

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

hacienda

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noun ha·ci·en·da \ˌ(h)ä-sē-ˈen-də\

Definition of hacienda for English Language Learners

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


HACIENDA Defined for Kids

hacienda

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noun ha·ci·en·da \ˌhä-sē-ˈen-də\

Definition of hacienda for Students

  1. :  a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country


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