Definition of onstead in English:

onstead

(also onsteed, onesteead, onsteead)

noun

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • Scottish and English regional (northern). The farmhouse and other buildings belonging to a farm; a farmstead. Also: specifically the outbuildings on a farm, as distinct from the farmhouse, or the farmhouse, as distinct from the outbuildings. Compare "onset"; "stead". Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From on- + stead.

Pronunciation

onstead

/ˈɒnstɛd/