merestead (plural meresteads)
- (archaic) The land within the boundaries of a farm; a farmstead.
- 1858 October 16, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Courtship of Miles Standish”, in The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, OCLC 51433663, stanza VIII (The Spinning-Wheel), page 95:
- All in the village was peace; the men were intent on their labors, / Busy with hewing and building, with garden-plot and with merestead, […]
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “merestead” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)