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[fahrm-sted] /ˈfɑrmˌstɛd/
a farm together with its buildings.
Origin of farmstead
First recorded in 1800-10; farm + stead Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And he waved his hand towards the house and the farmstead round.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • The farmstead of Sheephouse was taken and retaken again and again.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • Indeed, they had not passed a farmstead on the road for the last five miles.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
  • And now the parent rats returned to their home in the farmstead.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • We found a barn at last, at a farmstead where all was still, and there we slept some hours.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • We came to a farmstead where the dogs barked, and folk were still about.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • Was there a horse on this farmstead which he had known in former life?

    Over Prairie Trails Frederick Philip Grove
  • One night three tailors were working at a farmstead in the neighborhood.

  • For he had definitely decided to leave the farmstead and La Vende.

    Autumn Glory

    Ren Bazin
  • Finally he came to a farmstead that lay in a rocky section, and asked for work.

    The Norwegian Fairy Book Clara Stroebe
British Dictionary definitions for farmstead


a farm or the part of a farm comprising its main buildings together with adjacent grounds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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