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Noun: homestead  'howm,sted
  1. The home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
     
  2. Land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
     
  3. Dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
Verb: homestead  'howm,sted
  1. Settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead

Derived forms: homesteaded, homesteads, homesteading

Type of: abode, acres, demesne, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, estate, habitation, home, land, landed estate, settle

Encyclopedia: Homestead, Oregon