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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homestead  \Home"stead\,  n.  [AS.  h[=a]mstede.] 
  1.  The  home  place  a  home  and  the  inclosure  or  ground 
  immediately  connected  with  it  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  home  or  seat  of  a  family;  place  of  origin. 
 
  We  can  trace  them  back  to  a  homestead  on  the  Rivers 
  Volga  and  Ural.  --W.  Tooke. 
 
  3.  (Law)  The  home  and  appurtenant  land  and  buildings  owned  by 
  the  head  of  a  family,  and  occupied  by  him  and  his  family. 
 
  {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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homestead 
  n  1:  the  home  and  adjacent  grounds  occupied  by  a  family 
  2:  land  acquired  from  the  US  public  lands  by  filing  a  record 
  and  living  on  and  cultivating  it  under  the  homestead  law 
  3:  usually  a  farmhouse  and  adjoining  land 
  v  :  settle  land  given  by  the  government  and  occupy  it  as  a 
  homestead 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Homestead,  FL  (city,  FIPS  32275) 
  Location:  25.46189  N,  80.45421  W 
  Population  (1990):  26866  (10775  housing  units) 
  Area:  30.1  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  33030,  33031,  33033,  33035 
  Homestead,  IA 
  Zip  code(s):  52236 
  Homestead,  MO  (village,  FIPS  32806) 
  Location:  39.35971  N,  94.20189  W 
  Population  (1990):  177  (76  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Homestead,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59242 
  Homestead,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  35424) 
  Location:  40.40675  N,  79.90980  W 
  Population  (1990):  4179  (2370  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 




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