from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large estate or cattle ranch in Spanish America.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large rural estate; a kind of ranch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A grazing farm; a country house.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mansion; a dwelling; an establishment; in Spanish America, a landed estate; a domain.
Spanish, room, enclosure, country estate, from Vulgar Latin *stantia, something standing, from Latin stāns, stant-, present participle of stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)