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"homestead" in British English

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homesteadnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhəʊm.sted/  us   /ˈhoʊm-/
mainly US a ​house and the ​surroundingarea of ​land, usually used as a ​farm US in the past, ​land given by the ​government for ​farming

homesteadverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈhəʊm.sted/  us   /ˈhoʊm-/ US
in the past, to ​build a ​house and ​growcrops on ​land given by the ​government
(Definition of homestead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"homestead" in American English

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homesteadnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhoʊm·sted/
a ​house and the ​surroundingarea of ​land, esp. ​landobtained from the ​government which is ​lived on and used for ​farming
(Definition of homestead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"homestead" in Business English

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homesteadnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhəʊmsted/ US
LAW, PROPERTY property that is your ​permanenthome and not a second ​home or ​property that you ​rent to someone else: In some ​states your homestead can't be ​touched by ​creditors - no matter when it was ​purchased.
PROPERTY a ​house and the surrounding ​area of ​land, usually used as a ​farm: Developers are on the verge of taking over the family homestead.
(Definition of homestead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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