a farm together with its buildings.

Origin of farmstead

First recorded in 1800–10; farm + stead Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for farmstead

Historical Examples of farmstead

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Knut Hamsun

British Dictionary definitions for farmstead



a farm or the part of a farm comprising its main buildings together with adjacent grounds
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