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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The barns, stables, cattle-yards, etc., of a farm; -- called also onstead, farmstead, farm offices, or farmery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A farm-house and offices—that is, barns, stables, cattle-sheds, etc.; a farmstead; a homestead.

Etymologies

Middle English steding ("place, farm"), from Middle English stede ("estate, property, holdings"), from Old English stede ("locality, place, site, position, station") (Wiktionary)

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