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Definition of homestead noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    homestead

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmsted//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmsted//
     
    On the farm
     
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  1. 1 a house with the land and buildings around it, especially a farm What began as a small family homestead is now a 5 000-acre ranch. See related entries: On the farm
  2. 2(in the US in the past) a piece of land given to somebody by the government on condition that they lived on it and grew crops on it
  3. Word Origin Old English hāmstede ‘a settlement’ (see home, stead).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homestead

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