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homestead

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
homesteadhome‧stead1 /ˈhəʊmsted, -stəd $ ˈhoʊm-/ noun [countable]  1 TAa farm and the area of land around it2 American EnglishTA a piece of land, usually for farming, given to people in the past by the US government
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homesteadWith its scenery and solitude, the Humm-Baby looks more like a homestead in Wyoming or Montana.In such a state, Greeley said in his influential editorials, a 160-acre homestead could produce an ample living.The typical settlement pattern for segmentary societies is one of settled agricultural homesteads or villages.Salmon patties sat casually in their Pyrex homestead, just challenging you not to wolf them down as accompaniment.When he left the homestead he rode his pony to Coopers-town.He lived on the homestead only a short time, then went back east.With the homesteads and the animals passing him downriver, it all seemed a dream.The homestead was half-hidden in an encirclement of trees.
Related topics: Agriculture
homesteadhomestead2 verb [intransitive, transitive] American English  TAto live and work on a homesteadhomesteader noun [countable]
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homesteadAs part of Estate Action we will introduce a new pilot scheme to promote homesteading.The McLeods homesteaded along the river in 1858.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhomesteadhome‧stead /ˈhəʊmsted, -stədˈhoʊm-/ noun [countable] American English1LAW property that is someone’s home and that they cannot be forced to sell to pay their debtsTexas homestead law protects your home from being seized if you go bankrupt.2FARMINGa farm and the area of land around itthe homestead his grandfather left him
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Verb table
homestead
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhomestead
he, she, ithomesteads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhomesteaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave homesteaded
he, she, ithas homesteaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad homesteaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill homestead
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have homesteaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam homesteading
he, she, itis homesteading
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you, we, theyare homesteading
Past
I, he, she, itwas homesteading
you, we, theywere homesteading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been homesteading
he, she, ithas been homesteading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been homesteading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be homesteading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been homesteading
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