- Homestead is defined as a house and the land surrounding it.
A family farm is an example of a homestead.
A country homestead.
homestead definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- ☆ a place where a family makes its home, including the land, house, and outbuildings
- Law such a place occupied by the owner and his family and exempted from seizure or forced sale to meet general debts
- ☆ a tract of public land (160 acres by the of 1862) granted by the U.S. government to a settler to be developed as a farm
Origin: Old English hamstede: see home and amp; stead
to become a settler on a homestead
to settle on as a homestead
homestead definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A house, especially a farmhouse, with adjoining buildings and land.
- Law Property designated by a householder as the householder's home and protected by law from forced sale to meet debts.
- Land claimed by a settler or squatter, especially under the Homestead Act.
- The place where one's home is.
To settle and farm land, especially under the Homestead Act.verb, transitive
To claim and settle (land) as a homestead.
- homeˈsteadˌer noun
homestead - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A dwelling plus adjoining land and buildings. State laws often protect a homestead from creditor claims.
- Land granted to settlers by the government.
homestead - Legal Definition
Houses, other buildings, and land comprising a residence.