steading

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noun stead·ing \ˈste-dən, ˈstē-, -diŋ\

Definition of steading

  1. 1 :  a small farm

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

Origin and Etymology of steading

Middle English steding, from stede place, farm


First Known Use: 15th century

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