Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who settles upon the public land, or acquires a residence under the Homestead Act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun A pioneer who goes and settles on a homestead.

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

  • noun someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it

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Examples

  • The homesteader was a young man who was beginning to look old without going through a middle age.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The homesteader was a young man who was beginning to look old without going through a middle age.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The agile flea is another "homesteader," and if marked, its favorite resting-place on a dog or cat can easily be determined.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • "homesteader" (web master) could build their website.

    Word Around the Net

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • For the urban homesteader (and the backyard recycler) home brewing is quite the scavenge-and celebrate hobby.

    Jenna Woginrich: Green Beer: Homebrewing

  • For the urban homesteader (and the backyard recycler) home brewing is quite the scavenge-and celebrate hobby.

    Jenna Woginrich: Green Beer: Homebrewing

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

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  • I said goodnight and went on out, leaving him there moving his mind around with the ponderous energy of a homesteader digging up a stump.

    --Raymond Chandler, 1943, The Lady in the Lake, chapter 12

    September 4, 2009