noun, plural quin·tas [Spanish keen-tahs; Portuguese keen-tahs, -tuh sh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑs; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑs, -təʃ/. Spanish, Portuguese.
Examples from the Web for quinta
In five minutes the light company had the whole of the quinta to the rear of the house in their possession.
At the far side of the quinta, Marcelino made another attempt to rally his men, but was at once charged by a party of the enemy.
He reached the Quinta de Don Alfonso, opened the gate very cautiously, and walking to the sala window looked in.
On the evening of the 2nd January he rode out to the Quinta de Ponce, determined to come to some explanation with her.
The latter leads out to the suburbs, and beyond the quinta, or country residence of the captain-general.
British Dictionary definitions for quinta
Word Origin for quinta
Word Origin and History for quinta
"country house, villa," 1754, from Spanish and Portuguese quinta, originally a farm and house let out for a rent of one-fifth of its produce, from Latin quintus "one fifth," related to quinque "five" (see quinque-).