ha·​ci·​en·​da | \ ˌ(h)ä-sē-ˈen-də How to pronounce hacienda (audio) \

Definition of hacienda

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

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Examples of hacienda in a Sentence

the sugar baron spared no expense in building a grand hacienda on his plantation near Cuernavaca
Recent Examples on the Web Even now, though, El Secreto de Rosita is as easy on the tongue as the eyes, a hacienda full of good taste. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 Renée Zellweger is ready to part with her hacienda-style L.A. home. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, 5 Oct. 2021 Each hacienda has a dedicated liaison to help guests create their own itineraries during their stay. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 27 July 2021 Imagine owning a modern hacienda located in the exclusive Spanish winery La Melonera. Ellen Paris, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Following the ceremony, guests gathered at a hacienda about 30 minutes outside of Quito, which served as the picturesque reception venue. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 8 Sep. 2021 There are occasional giveaways — special collector CDs and DVDs, trips to Fernández’s hacienda Los Tres Portillos as a lover’s retreat — but Morales and Miranda don’t plan to tinker with the program much more. Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2021 Everyone who visits the Aragua state should try it and go to explore its hacienda. Paula Móvil, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 The 50 hacienda-style rooms perfectly complement the lush rainforest landscape. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 27 July 2021

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First Known Use of hacienda

circa 1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of hacienda was circa 1772

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“Hacienda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hacienda. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hacienda

: a large estate in a country where people speak Spanish


ha·​ci·​en·​da | \ ˌhä-sē-ˈen-də How to pronounce hacienda (audio) \

Kids Definition of hacienda

: a large estate especially in a Spanish-speaking country

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