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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent to home +‎ stead. Cognate to Dutch heemstede.

NounEdit

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homestead ‎(plural homesteads)

  1. A house together with surrounding land and buildings, especially on a farm.
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  2. The place that is one's home.
  3. (South Africa) A cluster of several houses occupied by an extended family.
  4. The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
    • W. Tooke
      We can trace them back to a homestead on the Rivers Volga and Ural.

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VerbEdit

homestead ‎(third-person singular simple present homesteads, present participle homesteading, simple past and past participle homesteaded)

  1. To acquire or settle on land as a homestead.

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