Definition of fazenda in English:



  • An estate or large farm in Portugal, Brazil, and other Portuguese-speaking countries.

    • ‘In a minute, the pilot is off to collect Maria and Alline at the fazenda.’
    • ‘Tomorrow night we should be warm again, back at the fazenda, where the owner has generously offered us a night in his house.’
    • ‘Out of control, we whipped past a small fazenda, narrowly missing a truck coming from the opposite direction.’
    • ‘Now the fazenda runs just 100 cattle on its 19,000 acres, and its mission has shifted to research, conservation, and low-impact tourism.’
    • ‘A Brazilian colonel had a fazenda (farm or ranch) and regularly flew down to it.’
    • ‘Several other fazendas in the southern Pantanal offer a similar mix of adventures.’


Portuguese; compare with Spanish hacienda.