- All spent idyllic summers visiting their widowed grandmother, Emma Darwin, at Down House, the old homestead in the Kent countryside.
- A typical homestead includes a main house with several related structures for various functions.
- There was an entire homestead, with home, barns and other outbuildings, complete with a windmill, falling to the ground, evidently worth nothing.
- Station homesteads were thus widely scattered and invariably placed alongside the most abundant and reliable water sources.
- One of these was built at Edeowie, some distance from the station homestead.
- Mr Holt has bad memories of the drought years of the sixties when hundreds of kangaroos were dropping dead around the homestead and the station bores.
- Under the 1868 treaty Indians were permitted to claim 160-acre homesteads on public lands.
- Thousands of these historic remnants litter national forests and wilderness areas, relics of homesteads or mining claims that predate the protected entity.
- In Kansas they built all-black towns, developed homesteads, and acquired land.
stead from (Old English):
Old English stede meant ‘place’. From a Germanic source, it is related to Dutch stad ‘town’, German Statt ‘place’, from an Indo-European root shared by the verb stand. Instead (Middle English) is simply ‘in stead, in place of’ run together. The adjective steadfast [Old English] is literally ‘standing firm’; a homestead (Old English) is your ‘home place’; while if you are steady (Middle English) you are not easily moved from your place. See also place
- Example sentences
- Sheep and cattle, introduced by homesteaders, munched the grasses that fueled periodic fires.
- Confining our conversation to firearms, the most common working gun of the farmer or homesteader in the late 19th century was the double-barreled shotgun.
- The new young homesteaders had a real interest in revitalizing agriculture.
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