1 a house, esp. a farmhouse, and outbuildings.
2 Austral. & NZ the owner's residence on a sheep or cattle station.
3 US an area of land (usu. 160 acres) granted to a settler as a home.
Etymology: OE hamstede (as HOME, STEAD)
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Homestead — may refer to: NOTOC Property related*Homestead (buildings), a smallholding farm with a farmer s residence *Homestead (area), an area measure of 160 acres (650,000 m²) also called a quarter section *Homestead (small African settlement), a cluster… … Wikipedia
Homestead — ist die Bezeichnung eines Plattenlabels, siehe: Homestead Records des US Gesetzes Homestead Act, das von Abraham Lincoln unterzeichnet wurde. Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Homestead (Arizona) Homestead (Florida) Homestead (Georgia) Homestead… … Deutsch Wikipedia
homestead — home·stead / hōm ˌsted, stid/ n 1 a: the home and adjoining land with any buildings that is occupied usu. by a family as its principal residence b: an estate created by law in a homestead esp. for the purpose of taking advantage of a homestead… … Law dictionary
Homestead — Homestead, MO U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 181 Housing Units (2000): 76 Land area (2000): 0.189633 sq. miles (0.491146 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.189633 sq. miles (0.491146… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
homestead — home‧stead [ˈhəʊmsted, std ǁ ˈhoʊm ] noun [countable] 1. LAW property that is someone s home and that they cannot be forced to sell to pay their debts: • Texas homestead law protects your home from being seized if you go bankrupt. 2. FARMING a… … Financial and business terms
Homestead — Home stead, n. [AS. h[=a]mstede.] 1. The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. The home or seat of a family; place of origin. [1913 Webster] We can trace them back to a homestead… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
homestead — [hōm′sted΄] n. [OE hamstede: see HOME & STEAD ] ☆ 1. a place where a family makes its home, including the land, house, and outbuildings 2. Law such a place occupied by the owner and his family and exempted from seizure or forced sale to meet… … English World dictionary
homestead — [ omstɛd] n. m. ÉTYM. 1873; mot angl., « domicile, domaine familial »; de home « maison », et stead « place ». ❖ ♦ Anglic., dr. Institution du bien de famille insaisissable (loi du 12 juillet 1909 modifiée par la loi du 7 juillet 1948) … Encyclopédie Universelle
Homestead, FL — U.S. city in Florida Population (2000): 31909 Housing Units (2000): 11162 Land area (2000): 14.283740 sq. miles (36.994714 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.093439 sq. miles (0.242005 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.377179 sq. miles (37.236719 sq. km)… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Homestead, MO — U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 181 Housing Units (2000): 76 Land area (2000): 0.189633 sq. miles (0.491146 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.189633 sq. miles (0.491146 sq. km) FIPS… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Homestead, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 3569 Housing Units (2000): 2071 Land area (2000): 0.568171 sq. miles (1.471555 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.066692 sq. miles (0.172731 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.634863 sq. miles (1.644286 sq. km) … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places