rancho

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish, properly, a mess, mess room. Compare ranch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rancho (plural ranchos or ranchoes)

  1. (US, regional) A simple hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm workers may lodge at night.
  2. (US, regional) A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or plantation.
    • 1840, Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before the Mast:
      The nearest house, they told us, was a rancho, or cattle-farm, about three miles off.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 rancho in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

Anagrams[edit]


Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish rancho.

Noun[edit]

rancho

  1. ranch
    Synonym: ranchería

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish rancho, deverbal of rancharse (to get ready, to settle in a place); 16th century military terminology from French se ranger (to arrange onself), from rang (row, line), from Frankish *hring.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rancho m (plural ranchos)

  1. settlement
  2. ranch (small farm that cultivates vegetables or livestock)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • rancho in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rancho n

  1. Alternative spelling of ranczo

Declension[edit]

or

Indeclinable.

Further reading[edit]

  • rancho in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • rancho in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French se ranger (to be quartered, take up a position).

Noun[edit]

rancho m (plural ranchos)

  1. hut; rancho (primitive house)
    Synonym: casebre
  2. mess (food set for a group of people); especially in jail
  3. a group of people doing something together
  4. ranch (large plot for livestock); especially one in the western United States
  5. (carnaval) a representation of the pastoral lifestyle

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal of rancharse (to get ready, to settle in a place); 16th century military terminology from French se ranger (to arrange onself), from rang (row, line), from Frankish *hring.

Noun[edit]

rancho m (plural ranchos)

  1. ranch
  2. shed, barn
  3. grotty grub
  4. mess (mealtime)
    • 1926, Roberto Arlt, "El juguete rabioso", in El juguete rabioso
      A la hora del rancho, chapoteando en el barro, nos acercamos a las ollas hediondas de comida.
  5. (nautical) crew's quarters

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: ranxo
  • English: ranch

Verb[edit]

rancho

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ranchar

Further reading[edit]