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Definitions and Synonyms of homestead | Another word for homestead | What is homestead?

Definition 1: dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land - [noun denoting artifact]

(homestead is a kind of ...) housing that someone is living in

"he built a modest dwelling near the pond" "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"

Definition 2: the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family - [noun denoting possession]

(homestead is a kind of ...) the land on which real estate is located

"he built the house on land leased from the city"

Definition 3: land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law - [noun denoting possession]

(homestead is a kind of ...) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

"the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

Definition 4: settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead - [verb of change]

(homestead is a kind of ...) form a community

"The Swedes settled in Minnesota"

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