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home·stead

 (hōm′stĕd′)
n.
1. A house, especially a farmhouse, with adjoining buildings and land.
2. Law Property qualifying as a person's home under certain laws, such as laws providing tax abatements and exemptions, survivorship rights for spouse and children, and immunity from claims of creditors.
3. Land claimed by a settler or squatter, especially under the Homestead Act.
4. The place where one's home is.
v. home·stead·ed, home·stead·ing, home·steads
v.intr.
To settle and farm land, especially under the Homestead Act.
v.tr.
To claim and settle (land) as a homestead.

home′stead′er n.

homestead

(ˈhəʊmˌstɛd; -stɪd)
n
1. (Agriculture) a house or estate and the adjoining land, buildings, etc, esp a farm
2. (Law) (in the US) a house and adjoining land designated by the owner as his fixed residence and exempt under the homestead laws from seizure and forced sale for debts
3. (Law) (in western Canada) a piece of land, usually 160 acres, granted to a settler by the federal government
4. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ the owner's or manager's residence on a sheep or cattle station; in New Zealand the term includes all outbuildings

home•stead

(ˈhoʊm stɛd, -stɪd)

n., v. -stead•ed, -stead•ing. n.
1. a dwelling with its land and buildings occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by a homestead law from seizure or sale for debt.
2. any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home.
3. a tract of land acquired under the Homestead Act.
v.t.
4. to acquire or settle on (land) as a homestead.
v.i.
5. to acquire or settle on a homestead.
[before 1000]
home′stead`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homestead - the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a familyhomestead - the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
land - the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
2.homestead - land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
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"
3.homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
Verb1.homestead - settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead
settle - form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
Translations
البَيْت العائِلي
statek
bondegård
tanya
bústaîur, bÿli; bóndabær
gazdovstvo

homestead

[ˈhəʊmsted] N (esp US) → casa f, caserío m; (= farm) → granja f

homestead

[ˈhəʊmstɛd] n (= house) → propriété f (= farm) → ferme fhome straight home stretch n
[race] → dernière ligne f droite
to be in the home straight → être dans la dernière ligne droite
(fig)dernière ligne f droite
to be in the home straight → être dans la dernière ligne droitehome team n (SPORT)équipe f qui reçoithome town n
my home town (place of birth)ma ville natale; (where I grew up)la ville où j'ai grandi; (where I now live)la ville où je résidehome truth n
to tell sb some home truths → dire ses quatre vérités à qn
I'll tell him a few home truths → Je vais lui dire ses quatre vérités.home video nvidéo f amateurhome visit n (by doctor)visite f à domicile

homestead

[ˈhəʊmˌstɛd] ncasa colonica

home

(həum) noun
1. the house, town, country etc where a person etc usually lives. I work in London but my home is in Bournemouth; When I retire, I'll make my home in Bournemouth; Africa is the home of the lion; We'll have to find a home for the kitten.
2. the place from which a person, thing etc comes originally. America is the home of jazz.
3. a place where children without parents, old people, people who are ill etc live and are looked after. an old folk's home; a nursing home.
4. a place where people stay while they are working. a nurses' home.
5. a house. Crumpy Construction build fine homes for fine people; He invited me round to his home.
adjective
1. of a person's home or family. home comforts.
2. of the country etc where a person lives. home produce.
3. (in football) playing or played on a team's own ground. the home team; a home game.
adverb
1. to a person's home. I'm going home now; Hallo – I'm home!
2. completely; to the place, position etc a thing is intended to be. He drove the nail home; Few of his punches went home; These photographs of the war brought home to me the suffering of the soldiers.
ˈhomeless noun plural, adjective
(people) without a place to live in. This charity was set up to help the homeless; homeless people.
ˈhomely adjective
1. simple but pleasant. homely food.
2. making a person feel he is at home. a homely atmosphere.
3. (American) (of a person) not attractive; ugly.
ˈhomeliness noun
ˈhoming adjective
1. (of pigeons etc) which (can) fly home when set free a long way from home.
2. able to take a missile etc to its target. These torpedoes have homing devices in their noses.
ˈhome-coming noun
1. the return home of a person (who has been away for some time). We had a party to celebrate his home-coming.
2. (American) an annual event held by a college, a university or high school for former students.
ˌhome-ˈgrown adjective
grown in one's own garden or in one's own country. These tomatoes are home-grown.
ˈhomeland noun
a person's native land. Immigrants often weep for their homeland.
ˌhome-ˈmade adjective
made by a person at home; not professionally made. home-made jam; home-made furniture.
home rule
the government of a country or part of a country by its own citizens.
ˈhomesick adjective
missing one's home. When the boy first went to boarding-school he was very homesick.
ˈhomesickness noun
ˈhomestead (-sted) noun
a house, especially a farm, with the land and other buildings (eg barns) which belong to it, especially in the United States, Australia etc.
home truth
a plain statement of something which is unpleasant but true (about a person, his behaviour etc) said directly to the person. It's time someone told him a few home truths.
ˈhomeward adjective
going home. his homeward journey.
ˈhomeward(s) adverb
towards home. his journey homeward; He journeyed homewards.
ˈhomework noun
work or study done at home, especially by a school pupil. Finish your homework!
at home
1. in one's home. I'm afraid he's not at home.
2. (in football etc) in one's own ground. The team is playing at home today.
be/feel at home
to feel as relaxed as one does in one's own home or in a place or situation one knows well. I always feel at home in France; He's quite at home with cows – he used to live on a farm.
home in on
to move towards (a target etc). The missile is designed to home in on aircraft.
leave home
1. to leave one's house. I usually leave home at 7.30 a.m.
2. to leave one's home to go and live somewhere else. He left home at the age of fifteen to get a job in Australia.
make oneself at home
to make oneself as comfortable and relaxed as one would at home. Make yourself at home!
nothing to write home about
not very good. The concert was nothing to write home about.
References in classic literature ?
It was an important-looking village, with a fine old church and large churchyard in the heart of it, and two or three large brick-and-stone homesteads, with well-walled orchards and ornamental weathercocks, standing close upon the road, and lifting more imposing fronts than the rectory, which peeped from among the trees on the other side of the churchyard:--a village which showed at once the summits of its social life, and told the practised eye that there was no great park and manor-house in the vicinity, but that there were several chiefs in Raveloe who could farm badly quite at their ease, drawing enough money from their bad farming, in those war times, to live in a rollicking fashion, and keep a jolly Christmas, Whitsun, and Easter tide.
After this, the country grew barer and barer: no more rolling woods, no more wide-branching trees near frequent homesteads, no more bushy hedgerows, but greystone walls intersecting the meagre pastures, and dismal wide-scattered greystone houses on broken lands where mines had been and were no longer.
As two lions whom their dam has reared in the depths of some mountain forest to plunder homesteads and carry off sheep and cattle till they get killed by the hand of man, so were these two vanquished by Aeneas, and fell like high pine-trees to the ground.
I will come tomorrow with the child; and the blessing of the Gods of the Homesteads - who are good little Gods - be on you both .
Those who constantly direct attention to the Negro youth's moral weaknesses, and compare his advancement with that of white youths, do not consider the influence of the memories which cling about the old family homesteads.
So for two days they pushed their way through the wild places of Navarre, past Fuente, over the rapid Ega, through Estella, until upon a winter's evening the mountains fell away from in front of them, and they saw the broad blue Ebro curving betwixt its double line or homesteads and of villages.
If you would know the history of these homesteads, inquire at the bank where they are mortgaged.
The object of these scoundrels was to get hold of the poor ignorant people's homesteads, and they were in league with the local usurers.
there were many anxious hearts beating through England at that time; and mothers' prayers and tears flowing in many homesteads.
In the free outer air, the river, the green pastures, and the brown arable lands, the teeming hills and dales, were reddened by the sunset: while the distant little windows in windmills and farm homesteads, shone, patches of bright beaten gold.
She conveyed an atmosphere of softness and repentance, a general suggestion of prodigal daughters revisiting old homesteads.
The Bohemian family, grandmother told me as we drove along, had bought the homestead of a fellow countryman, Peter Krajiek, and had paid him more than it was worth.