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 for homestead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Homestead \Home"stead\, n. [AS. h[=a]mstede.]
     1. The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground
        immediately connected with it. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              We can trace them back to a homestead on the Rivers
              Volga and Ural.                       --W. Tooke.
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     3. (Law) The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by
        the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Homestead law.
        (a) A law conferring special privileges or exemptions upon
            owners of homesteads; esp., a law exempting a
            homestead from attachment or sale under execution for
            general debts. Such laws, with limitations as to the
            extent or value of the property, exist in most of the
            States. Called also homestead exemption law.
        (b) Also, a designation of an Act of Congress authorizing
            and regulating the sale of public lands, in parcels of
            160 acres each, to actual settlers. [U.S.]
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  homestead
      n 1: the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
      2: land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a
         record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead
         law
      3: dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
      v 1: settle land given by the government and occupy it as a
           homestead

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "homestead":
     ancestral halls, arable land, barnyard, barton, cattle ranch,
     chicken farm, chimney corner, collective farm, cotton plantation,
     croft, dairy farm, demesne, demesne farm, dry farm, dude ranch,
     estate, factory farm, fallow, family homestead, farm, farmery,
     farmhold, farmland, farmplace, farmstead, farmyard, fireplace,
     fireside, foyer, fruit farm, fur farm, grain farm, grange,
     grassland, hacienda, hearth, hearth and home, hearthstone, home,
     home place, home roof, home sweet home, homecroft, homefarm,
     house and grounds, house and lot, household, ingle, inglenook,
     ingleside, kibbutz, kolkhoz, location, mains, manor farm, menage,
     messuage, orchard, pasture, paternal roof, pen, place, plantation,
     poultry farm, ranch, rancheria, rancho, roof, rooftree, sheep farm,
     station, steading, stock farm, toft, truck farm
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HOMESTEAD. The place of the house or home place. Homestead farm does not 
  necessarily include all the parcels of land owned by the grantor, though 
  lying and occupied together. This depends upon the intention of the parties 
  when the term is mentioned in a deed, and is to be gathered from the 
  context. 7 N. H. Rep. 241; 15 John. R. 471. See Manor; Mansion. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homestead, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri
     Population (2000):    181
     Housing Units (2000): 76
     Land area (2000):     0.189633 sq. miles (0.491146 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.189633 sq. miles (0.491146 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            32806
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             39.363149 N, 94.198955 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homestead, MO
      Homestead
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homestead, FL -- U.S. city in Florida
     Population (2000):    31909
     Housing Units (2000): 11162
     Land area (2000):     14.283740 sq. miles (36.994714 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.093439 sq. miles (0.242005 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    14.377179 sq. miles (37.236719 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            32275
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             25.471190 N, 80.468122 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     33030 33031 33033 33035
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homestead, FL
      Homestead
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homestead, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    3569
     Housing Units (2000): 2071
     Land area (2000):     0.568171 sq. miles (1.471555 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.066692 sq. miles (0.172731 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.634863 sq. miles (1.644286 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35424
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.405069 N, 79.907785 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homestead, PA
      Homestead
  

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