Definition of steading in US English:



Scottish, Northern English
  • A farm and its buildings; a farmstead.

    ‘an isolated steading on the boundary of two parishes’
    • ‘Scotland has a rich diversity of historic buildings, including castles, tower houses, crofts, steadings, Edwardian mansions and so on.’
    • ‘They installed a threshing mill and horse gin - you can see them near the steading - and built the dairy and barn.’
    • ‘Henderson works with developer Musto Properties which currently has an eight-room Victorian farmhouse in Harburn on the market and will be converting the adjacent farm steadings.’
    • ‘Farmers have built the wide-span buildings they need elsewhere and the 150-year-old steadings lie abandoned.’
    • ‘The sea of raspberry fields that lap the farm steading at Threipland's old farm near Rait in Perthshire is a fast-receding memory.’
    smallholding, holding, farmstead, grange, plantation, estate
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