What does the word homestead mean?

Usage examples for homestead

  1. " Are you going to homestead near White Slides Ranch- and live there- when-" She could not finish. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  2. We propose to make a long visit at this old- fashioned homestead. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  3. The Old Homestead shocking? – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed