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Definition of Homestead

Homestead

  1. The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it.
  2. The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
  3. The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.

Homestead Quotations

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
Peter Agre

Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead, but Ma did not want to leave the settled country.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm.
James Thomas Fields

The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party has no homestead on earth.
Stefan Zweig

My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead.
John C. Hawkes
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Homestead Translations

homestead in Hungarian is tanya
homestead in Swedish is hemman

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