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

 

homestead

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmsted//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmsted//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they homestead
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmsted//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmsted//
 
he / she / it homesteads
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmstedz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmstedz//
 
past simple homesteaded
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmstedɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmstedɪd//
 
past participle homesteaded
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmstedɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmstedɪd//
 
-ing form homesteading
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmstedɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmstedɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (old-fashioned, North American English) to live and work on a homestead (2) Word Origin Old English hāmstede ‘a settlement’ (see home, stead).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homestead

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