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HOMESTEAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does homestead mean? 

HOMESTEAD (noun)
  The noun HOMESTEAD has 3 senses:

1. the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
2. land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
3. dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land

  Familiarity information: HOMESTEAD used as a noun is uncommon.


HOMESTEAD (verb)
  The verb HOMESTEAD has 1 sense:

1. settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead

  Familiarity information: HOMESTEAD used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOMESTEAD (noun)


Sense 1homestead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("homestead" is a kind of...):

land (the land on which real estate is located)


Sense 2homestead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("homestead" is a kind of...):

acres; demesne; estate; land; landed estate (extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use)


Sense 3homestead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("homestead" is a kind of...):

abode; domicile; dwelling; dwelling house; habitation; home (housing that someone is living in)


HOMESTEAD (verb)


Sense 1homestead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "homestead" is one way to...):

settle (form a community)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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