Definition of Estancia

1. n. A grazing farm; a country house.

Definition of Estancia

1. a cattle ranch [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Estancia

establishing shot
establishing shots
establishment growth
estancia (current term)
estate agent
estate car
estate cars
estate for life
estate in land
estate of the realm
estate sale
estate tax
estate taxes
estates for life

Literary usage of Estancia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Argentina, the El Dorado of To-day: With Notes on Uruguay and Chile by William Henry Koebel (1907)
"The third instance given is that of a moderate sized estancia on which, ... Indeed, the estancia was selected by president Roca as a show place at the ..."

2. The States of the River Plate by Wilfrid Latham (1868)
"The ' events' in cattle estancia life are those of the ' branding the young cattle ... The ' peones' of the estancia are mounted on their cleverest horses; ..."

3. The Argentine in the Twentieth Century by Alberto B. Martinez, Maurice Lewandowski (1915)
"The traditional ranch or estancia, on which the animals browsed at will on vast ... This old type of estancia is gradually disappearing; is undergoing a ..."

4. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... of an estancia—Cattle, how counted—Singular Breed of Oxen—Perforated Pebbles—Shepherd Dogs—Horses broken-in, Gauchos riding—Character of Inhabitants—Rio ..."

5. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1892)
"This estancia, which is about sixty square miles in area, is situated midway between the stations Ranchos and Chascomus, on the Great Southern Railway of ..."

6. Far Away and Long Ago: A History of My Early Life by William Henry Hudson (1918)
"This was the estancia called La Tapera, with whose owner we also had friendly relations during all the years we lived in that district. ..."

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