Noun(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
Verb(1) settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead
(1) Stoddart first settled on the Terrace Station on the Rakaia River in Canterbury where the homestead sited below the top of the terrace was said to be one of the windiest places in Canterbury.(2) A typical homestead includes a main house with several related structures for various functions.(3) There was an entire homestead , with home, barns and other outbuildings, complete with a windmill, falling to the ground, evidently worth nothing.(4) He would often recall with affection the stone walls he built around the family homestead .(5) I don't believe I truly understood that I could relax until I saw the grand white building of the Randolph family homestead through the budding trees ahead of me.(6) The Meneghan homestead had been the family base for more than 50 years.(7) Her early years were spent at the family homestead , where she did dressmaking, and the latter part of her youth was spent in England.(8) The Commission's decision which was allegedly based on state practice also ended up splitting a single village and even a single homestead between the two countries.(9) He was born on the family homestead in the front downstairs bedroom of the farmhouse.(10) Though nothing remains of the Batten homestead , he can show you the flagstone which probably lay at the front door.(11) There were social consequences in that if people couldn't live near their families or the family homestead , the elderly people were deprived of the comfort of the younger generation and vice versa.(12) One of these was built at Edeowie, some distance from the station homestead .(13) It is a small homestead in the middle of farmlands and shrub jungle.(14) Music has been Eamonn's life since he left the family homestead in Rockfield to pursue his dream in the city.(15) The family will be given a homestead with 1500 sheep to manage.(16) The key points are the following: the new homestead consists of a farm, and a farmhouse, in poor order, in a particularly bleak and nasty corner of northern Scotland.