Definition of farmstead in English:

farmstead

noun

  • A farm and its buildings.

    • ‘Most of these were built of stone, while dwellings and other functional buildings like farmsteads or mills, depending on local materials, were of timber, clay, or brick.’
    • ‘The site is a Neolithic farmstead with the oldest standing buildings in North-West Europe, but before I worked there it was thought to date from the Iron Age.’
    • ‘When planning manure storages, consider all farmstead operations, building locations, and prevailing winds.’
    • ‘At her farmstead, two acres are devoted to the house and yard and 118 acres to active farm production.’
    • ‘Their farmstead and barnyard areas are immaculately tidy.’
    • ‘Winding lanes, squeezed together by plump hedgerows, wander along farmsteads, groves of woodland, and villages.’
    • ‘We need to allow a full range of economic activities on our farmsteads and rural properties.’
    • ‘Heavy infestations of grasshoppers have been reported in field margins and farmsteads, mostly in the eastern third of Nebraska.’
    • ‘His writings state the abbey founded a large farmstead, or grange, and a water mill 20 miles away near Wharram Percy, south of Malton.’
    • ‘At one time they were raising hogs on three different farmsteads.’
    • ‘Our grandmother cooked large meals for the men, who slept in a bunkhouse on the farmstead.’
    • ‘It includes some twenty-seven architectural portraits, mostly of farmsteads, but also of commercial buildings and other structures.’
    • ‘This feature is used to accommodate roadways, farmsteads or other areas where irrigation is unwanted.’
    • ‘He encouraged rural residents to be alert to signs of production on abandoned farmsteads and to contact local authorities.’
    • ‘Noel lives in a restored farmstead on a farm near Dewitt, Michigan.’
    • ‘In Iceland the impact of Viking farmsteads on the land can be dated by analyzing layers of volcanic ash in soils, sediments, and ice caps.’
    • ‘The contractor built a wall from old fieldstones set aside at the time farmers cleared the land for farmsteads.’
    • ‘It ploughed through many farmsteads, homes and lands.’
    • ‘The barns and milking parlor on the farmstead had been vacant for seven years, so friends helped them clean, test equipment and replace components as needed.’
    • ‘The farmstead consisted of a set of buildings grouped around a yard: the living dwelling faced the cowshed and the storehouse while the threshing house and steam bath house were set at a further distance.’
    smallholding, holding, farmstead, steading, grange, plantation, estate
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Pronunciation:

farmstead

/ˈfɑːmstɛd/