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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v homestead settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead
    • n homestead dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
    • n homestead land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
    • n homestead the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homestead (Law) The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.
    • Homestead The home or seat of a family; place of origin. "We can trace them back to a homestead on the Rivers Volga and Ural."
    • Homestead The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homestead A family's dwelling-place, with the inclosure or ground immediately contiguous; an abode; a home.
    • n homestead In law, real property owned by the head of a family and occupied by the family as a home.
    • n homestead Native seat; station or place of residence.
    • n homestead Same as Homestead Act.
    • homestead To acquire as one's established homestead or residence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Homestead the place of a mansion-house: the enclosures immediately connected with it: original station
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hāmstede,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hám; Dut. and Ger. heim, Goth. haims.


In literature:

My grandmother's death came soon after our second visit to the homestead.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
She could see the tiny dots that went for the different homesteads, scattered here and there.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
Found it decidedly monotonous and sold the homestead at a profit.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
My heart bounds within me as I look back at the dear old homestead.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
I was not yet old enough to take up a homestead and claim land for myself.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
At Kate Seton's homestead a profound quiet reigned.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
I didn't like the sound just then, and went into the hall-way of the old homestead.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
First of all he posted his men as sentries for the protection of the plantation homestead.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
But this homesteader was not to be driven away by ordinary means.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
He would have nothing more to pay on the homestead for a year.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Nevertheless, Aunt Sarah believed his money and the old homestead would come to her.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
A liberal homestead policy had been adopted.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
It was after the Homestead strike that Berkman saw a chance to propagate his gospel by a deed.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Here they were guests in the handsome old Eddy homestead, and Miss Anthony addressed a large audience in the evening.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Three inches from the little homestead grew a twig bearing a clump of leaves, perhaps five or six.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
Hundreds and thousands of homesteads were thus established!
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
Union soldiers were homesteading those open plains.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
One of the most important questions relating to a homestead is, the meaning of the head of a family.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Who has spoiled my well-known homestead, And destroyed my charming dwelling?
"Kalevala, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous

In poetry:

"My realm a little homestead is,
Where, lacking crown and throne,
I rule by loving services
And patient toil alone."
"The Wishing Bridge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Not with her ruined silver spires,
Not with her cities shamed and rent,
Perish the imperishable fires
That shape the homestead from the tent.
"Belgium" by Edith Wharton
All day the sea-waves sobbed with sorrow,
The birds forgot their merry trills
All day I heard the pines lamenting
With thine upon thy homestead hills.
"A Memorial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Slow drifts the boat past homestead, town, and lea;
The waters laugh and sob against the side
As down the murmuring river to the sea,
Dreaming, I glide.
"Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie" by George Essex Evans
And lo! through mists that may not be dispelled,
I see an old farm homestead, as in dreams,
Where, like a gem in costly setting held,
The old log cabin gleams.
"A Country Pathway" by James Whitcomb Riley
Or by his homestead, or in shadowed yards
He lingers where his children used to play,
Or through the market, on the well-worn stones
He stalks until the dawn-stars burn away.
"Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Jeff Gordon celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla. Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 MAGS OUT.
Jeff Gordon celebrates after winning the Sprint Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday in Homestead, Fla.
Driver Jeff Gordon looks on during a news conference for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.
Roger Penske, owner of the Penske racing team, speaks at a NASCAR news conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. NASCAR Homestead Auto Racing.
Roger Penske, owner of the Penske racing team, speaks at a NASCAR news conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Friday, Nov 16, 2012 DAVID GRAHAM — AP Photo.
Driver Jeff Gordon walks out of his garage after practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. NASCAR Homestead Auto Racing.
Homestead National Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan.
Despite protest from unhappy neighbors, the Olathe City Council this week approved 32 townhomes to be built near the Homestead Woods subdivision.
On Sunday, October 7, families with children and adults who love the outdoors can hear a reenactment of the Tylers at Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead.
Miami-Dade Police are investigating the Tuesday morning shooting in Homestead on a private bus for a Miami-area charter school.
Following the craziness of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix, the championship weekend at Homestead, Fla.
New Haven, Homestead, Woodlan Boys, Canterbury Girls Hoops Winners.
The Mercer Island Police Department found a male Chihuahua puppy near Homestead Park on Tuesday, Oct 30.
Driver Jeff Gordon looks on during a news conference for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. By Associated Press.
Byers Homestead benefits from new cooperative mindset.

In science:

The Virtual Community : Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, New York, NY : Harper Perennial. Slater, M. D., K.
Profiling Internet Users' Participation in Social Change Agendas: An application of Q methodology