Definitions for homesteadˈhoʊm stɛd, -stɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

home•steadˈhoʊm stɛd, -stɪd(n.; v.)-stead•ed, -stead•ing.

  1. (n.)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.

    Category: Government, Law

  2. any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home.

    Category: Government

  3. a tract of land acquired under the Homestead Act.

    Category: Government

  4. (v.t.)to acquire or settle on (land) as a homestead.

    Category: Government

  5. (v.i.)to acquire or settle on a homestead.

    Category: Government

Origin of homestead:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. homestead(noun)

    the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family

  2. homestead(noun)

    land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law

  3. homestead(verb)

    dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land

  4. homestead(verb)

    settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead


  1. homestead(Noun)

    a house together with surrounding land and buildings, especially on a farm

  2. homestead(Noun)

    the place that is one's home

  3. homestead(Noun)

    A cluster of several houses occupied by an extended family

  4. homestead(Verb)

    To acquire or settle on land as a homestead.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homestead(noun)

    the home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it

  2. Homestead(noun)

    the home or seat of a family; place of origin

  3. Homestead(noun)

    the home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family


  1. Homestead

    Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is primarily a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami. It is located approximately 35 miles southwest of Miami, and 25 miles northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built. The rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, and as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to "Homestead Country", shortened to "Homestead" by the engineers who mapped the area. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 census. The city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U.S. 1. Homestead is immediately north and east of Florida City, and these two cities comprise the greater Homestead-Florida City area. Some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City, Naranja, and Princeton.

Translations for homestead

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a house, especially a farm, with the land and other buildings (eg barns) which belong to it, especially in the United States, Australia etc.

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