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

  • n. A large estate or plantation in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • n. The house of the owner of such an estate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a large homestead in a ranch or estate usually in places where Colonial Spanish culture has had architectural influence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; -- a word used in Spanish-American regions.
  • n. The main residence of a hacienda{1}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An estate; a manufacturing, mining, stock-raising, or other establishment in the country; an isolated farm or farm-house. Also called fazeuda.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the main house on a ranch or large estate
  • n. a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries


Spanish, from Latin facienda, things to be done, from neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish hacienda (Wiktionary)



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