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homestead

home·stead

homestead

 
pronunciation:
hom sted
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a house and the surrounding land and outbuildings, esp. a farm.
similar words:
farm, spread
definition 2: a piece of land that someone claims and settles on, esp. land acquired in that way under the U.S. Homestead Act.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: homesteaded, homesteading, homesteads
definition: to claim and settle on (a piece of land), as under the U.S. Homestead Act.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to claim and settle on a piece of land.
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