Definition of Rancho

1. n. A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at night.



Definition of Rancho

1. Noun. A simple hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm workers may lodge at night. ¹

2. Noun. (US California Mexico) A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; distinguished from (term hacienda), a cultivated farm or plantation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rancho

1. a ranch [n -CHOS]

Medical Definition of Rancho

1. Origin: Sp, properly, a mess, mess room. Cf. 2d Ranch. 1. A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at night. 2. A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or plantation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rancho

rancheros
ranchers
ranches
ranchette
ranchettes
ranchhand
ranchhands
ranching
ranchings
ranchland
ranchlands
ranchless
ranchlike
ranchman
ranchmen
rancho (current term)
ranchoes
ranchos
ranchwoman
ranchwomen
rancid
rancider
rancidest
rancidification
rancidified
rancidifies
rancidify
rancidifying
rancidities
rancidity

Literary usage of Rancho

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1. Public Land Laws: Passed by Congress from March 4, 1875, to April 1, 1882 by Henry Norris Copp, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of Justice (1883)
"Hughes 377 Prosser, Benjamin 384 Pueblo Lands of the City of Monterey, Cal 1263 Punta De La Concepcion, rancho I255, I258 Putnam, S. N 305 Queen vs. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... back side of the principal house on said rancho, standing at the foot of the hill, and running thence northward to a lone tree on the top of the sierra ..."

3. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"Indians were then filling their water jars, and this aguada was the only watering-place of the rancho. These aguadas had become to us inte ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1846 An arroyo, or small rivulet fed by springs, runs through his rancho. ... 1855 [Some will ask,] But is buying a rancho embraced in your salvation ? ..."

5. History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming, 1540-1888 by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Frances Fuller Victor (1890)
"The towns and settlements not named are Agate, Anderson's rancho, Andersonville, Barry rancho, Baxter, Beulah, Booneville, Cactus, ..."

6. Spanish Institutions of the Southwest by Frank Wilson Blackmar (1891)
"The famous San Pedro rancho was granted to Juan Jose Dom- ... The Encino rancho was granted to Francisco Reyes, where he kept his stock and the stock of ..."

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