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home•stead



Pronunciation: (hōm'sted, -stid), [key]
n.
1. a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by a homestead law from seizure or sale for debt.
2. any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home.
3. a tract of land acquired under the Homestead Act.
4. a house in an urban area acquired under a homesteading program.

v.t.
to acquire or settle on (land) as a homestead: Pioneers homesteaded the valley.

v.i.
to acquire or settle on a homestead: They homesteaded many years ago.

Home•stead



Pronunciation: (hōm'sted, -stid), [key]
n.
a town in S Florida. 20,668.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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