homestead homestead  /ˈhoʊm ˌstɛd/


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

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  1. An early plan for central Texas showed a corridor passing near the homestead Langford's family settled in 1851.
  2. It was homesteading that first opened the American West, but for decades the nation's small farmers have been slowly abandoning the land for the cities.
  3. His Latter-day Saints, hounded out of three states, had found their homestead.


  1. Filing for homestead? Fraudsters, beware

    If you file for a homestead exemption, don't assume Broward County 's property appraiser will take your word for it that you are entitled to it.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. Homestead exemption fraud a growing concern

    Homestead exemption can save a homeowner money. But does fraud within the system fly under the radar?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WLBT 3 Jackson

  3. Homestead Florist Selected President of Florida State Florists' Association

    Homestead florist Darenda Darnell-Garbarz of Designs by Darenda Flowers and Events was selected President of the Florida State Florists’ Association at their annual convention held at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel June 7-9.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Miami Gardens News


  1. "It's all blood money and unfortunately I had to join the jackals," Simpson told The Associated Press, referring to authors of books about him. "It helped me get out of debt and secure my homestead."
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Nicole Brown Simpson Source: FOXNews

  2. "Texans are protected by robust homestead laws that insulate homeowners from the losses depicted in Travelers' advertisements," Abbott said. "Because the state already protects homeowners, it is improper for Travelers to scare Texans into...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Greg Abbott Source: Legal News Line

  3. "We've still got to go to Homestead and run like this again, because we still have heat behind us, Jeff Gordon, especially," Martin said. "I definitely have been beat by the best - Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart (FSY) and Dale Earnhardt. It...
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Mark Martin Source: USA Today

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