There are 2 definitions of homestead in English:


Line breaks: home|stead
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmstɛd


  • 1A house, especially a farmhouse, and outbuildings.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Australian /NZ The owner’s residence on a sheep or cattle station.
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    • 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.
  • 2North American historical An area of land (usually 160 acres) granted to a settler in the West as a home.
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    • 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.



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  • 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.


Old English hāmstede 'a settlement' (see home, stead).

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There are 2 definitions of homestead in English:


Syllabification: Home·stead
Pronunciation: /ˈhōmˌsted/

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  • An agricultural and suburban city in southeastern Florida, southwest of Miami; population 57,936 (est. 2008).

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