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steading

[ sted-ing ]

noun

, Scot. and North England.
  1. a farm, especially its buildings.


steading

/ ˈstɛdɪŋ /

noun

  1. a farmstead
  2. the outbuildings of a farm


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Word History and Origins

Origin of steading1

1425–75; late Middle English (north and Scots); stead, -ing 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of steading1

C15: from stead + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

To live in a steading somewhere, equipped with a reliable well, vegetable patch, fireplace, maybe a wood-fired Aga.

With her kerchief she flipped into submission the haughty bubbly-jock and drew her father out of the steading.

She appeared to Ulysses in the steading of Eumœus, the swineherd, as a “woman tall and fair, and skilful in splendid handiwork.”

The steading is large for the size of the farm, but every steading ought to be made conformable to the farm by the landlord.

It is not so easily recognizable a sound as you might think in those great plains cut by islands of high trees and steading walls.

Mrs. Lint, however, was little less thankful for Zen's interest than she would have been had their little steading been in danger.

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