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homestead

noun [C] uk   /ˈhəʊm.sted/ us    /ˈhoʊm-/
mainly US a house and the surrounding area of land usually used as a farm US in the past, land given by the government for farming

homestead

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈhəʊm.sted/ us    /ˈhoʊm-/ US
in the past, to build a house and grow crops on land given by the government
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