Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who settles upon the public land, or acquires a residence under the Homestead Act.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Local, U.S. One who has entered upon a portion of the public land with the purpose of acquiring ownership of it under provisions of the homestead law, so called; one who has acquired a homestead in this manner.
- n. someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
“The homesteader was a young man who was beginning to look old without going through a middle age.”
“The agile flea is another "homesteader," and if marked, its favorite resting-place on a dog or cat can easily be determined.”
“homesteader" (web master) could build their website.”
“But Levitt was still building "planned communities" -- he wasn't building "planned tranches of securitized regional mortgage pools." homesteader "movement, all one needed to establish ownership of property was to mix one's labor with the land.”
“This story sounds suspiciously like a tale based on the 1889 vigilante hanging of the homesteader Jim Averell and nearby Ella Watson, the latter believed to have traded sexual favors to cowboys in return for mavericks.”
“For the urban homesteader (and the backyard recycler) home brewing is quite the scavenge-and celebrate hobby.”
“Tom Montgomery Fate, whose "Cabin Fever" falls into the category of "nature writing," is far from a full-time homesteader.”
“Shane (1953): Alan Ladd portrays a mysterious gunslinger who helps a homesteader against a cattle baron.”
“Losk was a homesteader, along with her family, on the North Dakota prairie; she also lived in Wadford City when it was the railhead.”
“The law provided that a homestead claim could be filed as late as five years from the time a homesteader settled on the land, but I had only the six weeks before my marriage in which to file my claim.”
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