steading

noun
stead·​ing | \ ˈste-dᵊn How to pronounce steading (audio) , ˈstē-, -diŋ \

Definition of steading

1 : a small farm
2 chiefly Scotland : the service buildings or area of a farm

First Known Use of steading

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for steading

Middle English steding, from stede place, farm

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The first known use of steading was in the 15th century

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“Steading.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steading. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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