AskDefine | Define homestead

Dictionary Definition



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 v : settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a house and the curtilage


  1. To acquire or settle on land as a homestead.

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Extensive Definition

Homestead may refer to:




homestead in German: Homestead
homestead in French: Homestead
homestead in Dutch: Homestead
homestead in Polish: Homestead
homestead in Volapük: Homestead

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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