Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A farm-house and offices—that is, barns, stables, cattle-sheds, etc.; a farmstead; a homestead.
- n. a farm-house and offices such as barns, stables, cattle-sheds, etc.; a farmstead; a homestead, an onstead, an estate
- v. present participle of stead.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. & Scot. The barns, stables, cattle-yards, etc., of a farm; -- called also
onstead, farmstead, farm offices, or farmery.
- Middle English steding ("place, farm"), from Middle English stede ("estate, property, holdings"), from Old English stede ("locality, place, site, position, station") (Wiktionary)
“On t 'other side frae our steading were a cove that fowks called Janet's Cove.”
“He is holding steading becasue most American people are very tried of the Repubicans party.”
“Yes, the job numbers are irratic, but Obama IS doing something right or the job loss numbers would not be steading out.”
“Another upside down and over the dyke into the steading — and dead.”
“How would that put a person in good steading with those who decry out for common sense governencing?”
“Deep night lay over the three small buildings of the last steading of the Waegmundings.”
“I'm thinking voters see Bill Clinton placing a steading hand on Hillary's shoulder.”
“We need be idea-steading, not putting ourselves adrift at sea.”
““It is the ancient name of the steading,” said the Scot,”
“Colchian ship, and they slaughtered the Colchian host, as kites slay the tribes of wood-pigeons, or as lions of the wold, when they have leapt amid the steading, drive a great flock of sheep huddled together.”
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