hacienda

[ hah-see-en-duh; Spanish ah-syen-dah ]
/ ˌhɑ siˈɛn də; Spanish ɑˈsyɛn dɑ /

noun, plural ha·ci·en·das [hah-see-en-duh z; Spanish ah-syen-dahs] /ˌhɑ siˈɛn dəz; Spanish ɑˈsyɛn dɑs/. (in Spanish America)

a large landed estate, especially one used for farming or ranching.
the main house on such an estate.
a stock raising, mining, or manufacturing establishment in the country.

Origin of hacienda

1710–20; < Spanish < Latin facienda things to be done or made, neuter plural of faciendus, gerund of facere to do1, make
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hacienda

/ (ˌhæsɪˈɛndə) /

noun (in Spain or Spanish-speaking countries)

  1. a ranch or large estate
  2. any substantial stock-raising, mining, or manufacturing establishment in the country
the main house on such a ranch or plantation

Word Origin for hacienda

C18: from Spanish, from Latin facienda things to be done, from facere to do
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