homestead: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hōm'sted, -stid), [key]
— n.
  1. a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by a homestead law from seizure or sale for debt.
  2. any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home.
  3. a tract of land acquired under the Homestead Act.
  4. a house in an urban area acquired under a homesteading program.
  1. to acquire or settle on (land) as a homestead: Pioneers homesteaded the valley.
  1. to acquire or settle on a homestead: They homesteaded many years ago.


Pronunciation: (hōm'sted, -stid), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in S Florida. 20,668.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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