hacienda


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ha·ci·en·da

 (hä′sē-ĕn′də, ä′sē-)
n.
1. A large estate in a Spanish-speaking region.
2. The house of the owner of such an estate.

[Spanish, from Latin facienda, things to be done, from neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

hacienda

(ˌhæsɪˈɛndə)
(in Spain or Spanish-speaking countries) n
1. (Agriculture)
a. a ranch or large estate
b. any substantial stock-raising, mining, or manufacturing establishment in the country
2. (Architecture) the main house on such a ranch or plantation
[C18: from Spanish, from Latin facienda things to be done, from facere to do]

ha•ci•en•da

(ˌhɑ siˈɛn də)

n., pl. -das. (in Spanish America)
1. a large landed estate, esp. one used for farming or ranching.
2. the main house on such an estate.
[1710–20; < Sp]

hacienda

A Spanish word for a large ranch or ranch-house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countrieshacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
hacienda - the main house on a ranch or large estate
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
2.hacienda - the main house on a ranch or large estate
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
hacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
Translations

hacienda

[ˌhæsɪˈendə] N (US) → hacienda f

hacienda

nHazienda f
References in classic literature ?
After dark we reached the Hacienda of Quintero, the estate which formerly belonged to Lord Cochrane.
We crossed over to the Hacienda de San Isidro, situated at the very foot of the Bell Mountain.
The mayor-domo of the Hacienda was good enough to give me a guide and fresh horses; and in the morning we set out to ascend the Campana, or Bell Mountain, which is
Having slept at the same hacienda as before, we rode during the two succeeding days up the valley, and passed through Quillota, which is more like a collection of nursery-gardens than a town.
I own many haciendas, and ten thousand Indians are my slaves, though the law says they are free men who work by freedom of contract.
He has large haciendas at Ambato and Latacunga, and down the coast is he interested in oil-wells.
The screening of recipients occurred a week after DAR received a copy of the final decision of the Supreme Court ruling which ordered the distribution of land at the Hacienda Luisita.
LOVING IT: The crowds flocked to this recent Hacienda night.
At the same time, the charter school serving the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District had a score of 548.
NEWCASTLE-born Dave Thomas has poured his energies into making Hacienda del Alamo the jewel in Murcia's crown.
Top choices to stay are haciendas or eco-lodges, such as the Hacienda Pinsaqui--situated at the base of a volcano with centuries old gardens--and the Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve, which has been praised by ecologists for environmental reasons.
The controversial publicity bash for the book, by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, will be held at the Hacienda in Manchester.