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  1. the owner or holder of a homestead.
  2. a settler under the Homestead Act.
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Origin of homesteader

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; homestead + -er1
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Related Words for homesteader

pilgrim, colonist, immigrant, settler, rancher, peasant, laborer, producer, grower, founder, scout, explorer, guide, developer, squatter, leader, innovator, pathfinder, homesteader, trailblazer

Examples from the Web for homesteader

Historical Examples of homesteader

  • "I——," but Dan had turned his back and his attention to the homesteader.

    The Best Short Stories of 1920


  • A half hour passed and every homesteader was sleeping soundly.

  • I paused one afternoon to talk to a homesteader on the prairie.

  • The young Homesteader left without confiding his plans to anybody.


    Arthur G. Burgoyne

  • Is not this the history of the frontiersman or homesteader everywhere at all times?

British Dictionary definitions for homesteader


  1. a person owning a homestead
  2. US and Canadian a person who acquires or possesses land under a homestead law
  3. a person taking part in a homesteading scheme
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