What is another word for Rancho?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈant͡ʃə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Rancho is a Spanish word that is commonly used in English to refer to a large rural estate or a homestead. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe a similar concept. Some of these synonyms include estate, farmstead, ranch, hacienda, country house, or rural property. Each of these words has slightly different connotations and nuances, but they all describe a place situated in the countryside that is often used for agricultural purposes or as a residence. Whether you call it a rancho or a farmstead, these rural properties are an important aspect of many cultures throughout the world.

Usage examples for Rancho

The building was a mere Rancho, erected only for the residence of a mayoral, a person inferior to a major domo; but there was a fine clearing around it, and the situation was wild and beautiful.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
The hacienda, or rather Rancho, of San Joaquin, on which the ruins of Mayapan lie scattered, is ten leagues south from Merida.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
There was no Rancho, and no habitation of any kind nearer than the village.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens

Famous quotes with Rancho

  • I think that Mr. Tuthill would have done better if, instead of inventing the capture of nine cannon, he had devoted a few lines to describing the vandal-like manner in which the “Bear” soldiers sacked the Olompalí Rancho and maltreated the eighty year old Damaso Rodriguez... whom they beat so badly as to cause his death in the presence of his daughters and granddaughters
    Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
  • Vallejo was elected a member of the body, which... resolved to form a State Constitution. The following year, he was elected a State Senator, and whilst a member, his magnificently liberal propositions with reference to locating the permanent seat of government upon his Suscol Rancho, at the site of the present city of Vallejo, were accepted by the Legislature and confirmed by a vote of the people.The Legislature twice met there, but... certain very strong influences being brought to bear to induce adjournment to Sacramento, the place was finally abandoned as a capital, and Vallejo induced to cancel... the contractat a lossof several hundreds of thousands of dollars. And to this heavy damage and the unexpected rejection by the Supreme Court of the United States of his title to that most valuable Rancho, may be chiefly ascribed the downfall of his fortunes.
    Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo

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