(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. squatter, settler, colonist. See inhabitant.

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  • Homesteader — Home stead*er, n. One who has entered upon a portion of the public land with the purpose of acquiring ownership of it under provisions of the homestead law, so called; one who has acquired a homestead in this manner. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homesteader — ☆ homesteader [hōm′sted΄ər ] n. 1. a person who has a homestead 2. a settler who holds a homestead granted by the U.S. government …   English World dictionary

  • homesteader — homestead ► NOUN 1) a house with surrounding land and outbuildings. 2) N. Amer. historical an area of land (usually 160 acres) granted to a settler as a home. 3) (in South Africa) a hut or cluster of huts occupied by one family or clan.… …   English terms dictionary

  • homesteader — noun see homestead II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homesteader — /hohm sted euhr/, n. 1. the owner or holder of a homestead. 2. a settler under the Homestead Act. [1860 65, Amer.; HOMESTEAD + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • homesteader — noun A pioneer who goes and settles on a homestead …   Wiktionary

  • homesteader — Synonyms and related words: colonial, colonist, colonizer, hirer, immigrant, incumbent, leaseholder, lessee, lodger, nester, occupant, occupier, paying guest, pioneer, planter, precursor, renter, resident, roomer, settler, sooner, squatter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • homesteader — n. one who claims a section of land (especially under the U.S. Homestead Act) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homesteader — n settler, colonist, colonial, colonizer; squatter, nester; pioneer, sooner; frontiersman, trail blazer, trailbreaker, pathfinder; backwoodsman, woodsman, backsettler …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • homesteader — home·stead·er …   English syllables

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