Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rural property, especially a large farm or ranch, in Spanish America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fixed property; real estate.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

American Spanish, from Spanish, real estate, from Old Spanish fincar, to pitch tents, reside, from Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, to fasten, from Latin fīgere; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.

Examples

  • The finca is a cooperative organic coffee farm that also runs a hostal.

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  • A "finca" is perhaps the closest to the term farm in its European sense, a few acres including a few fields and some cattle. "hacienda" has an old tenure connotation, a certain prestige even if the "hacienda" lost most of its glamour and lands!

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  • Despite their generous tithing, the Beltran Leyvas 'cover was blown December 11th when a newly-coordinated Marine unit raided a narco-fiesta at a "finca" (hacienda) in Tepotzlan Morelos, a community with many writers, artists, and Mexico City intellectuals in residence.

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  • Im sure you could ask there about going into a finca and seeing and learning more about the coffee making process, etc.

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  • My grandfather always had a farm, or finca , very near Madrid and my mother then inherited it, and we have been going there since we were very little.

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  • • Calle E No 158 B, between Calles 9a and Calzada, Vedado +537 833 1425At first glance, chill-out bar and grill La Campana seems more like an upmarket finca farm than anything else.

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  • Prince Alfonso stumbled upon a run down finca on the outskirts of town, and immediately fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of the place.

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  • On the way we paused in a village that has sprung up beside the highway and obliquely opposite to the presidential finca.

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  • He really wants me to come back and we'll all go to a coffee farm together, or finca, as they call them in Colombia.

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  • An Andalucian finca offers peace, quiet and a taste of the real Spain

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