I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. the home and adjoining land occupied by a family b. an ancestral home c. house 2. a tract of land acquired from United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating the tract II. verb Date: 1872 transitive verb to acquire or occupy as a homestead intransitive verb to acquire or settle on land under a homestead law • homesteader noun

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  • 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, std 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 — (n.) O.E. hamstede home, town, village, from HOME (Cf. home) + STEAD (Cf. stead) (q.v.). In U.S. usage, a lot of land adequate for the maintenance of a family (1690s), defined by the Homestead Act of 1862 as 160 acres. Hence, the verb, first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Homestead — (spr. hōmstedd), Ort in Pennsylvanien, Grafschaft Alleghany, am Monongahela Fluß nahe bei Pittsburg, mit großartigen Stahlwerken, die besonders Stahl und Nickelpanzerplatten liefern, und (1900) 12,554 Einw. – Der Streik der Arbeiter 1892 machte… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Homestead — (spr. hohmstedd), Stadt im nordamerik. Staate Pennsylvanien, am Monongahela, (1900) 12.554 E.; Carnegie Stahlwerke …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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