I. noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish rancho small ranch, from Spanish, camp, hut & Spanish dialect, small farm, from Old Spanish ranchearse to take up quarters, from Middle French se ranger to take up a position, from ranger to set in a row — more at range Date: 1831 1. a large farm for raising horses, beef cattle, or sheep 2. a farm or area devoted to a particular specialty 3. ranch house II. verb Date: 1866 intransitive verb to live or work on a ranch transitive verb 1. to work as a rancher on 2. to raise on a ranch

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  • Ranch — Sf nordamerikanische Farm per. Wortschatz exot. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. ranch, dieses aus mex. span. rancho m. vereinzelt gelegene Hütte; Gruppe von Personen, die zusammen essen , zu span. ranch(e)ar sich niederlassen, (über Nacht) …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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