To live in a steading somewhere, equipped with a reliable well, vegetable patch, fireplace, maybe a wood-fired Aga.
Now Vigi the warlock knew every man's affairs who came to the steading or left it.
Her face is wrinkled, and her dim eyes are peering down the track which leads from the steading to the pasture.
"To leave the steading in sic a spot is no to be thought on," sighed the Laird, as he spent his second wish in undoing his first.
The house and buildings are only one story high, white, and altogether a genuine Scotch steading.
There was little sound in the air, but from the steading came the happy laughter of a child.
She appeared to Ulysses in the steading of Eumœus, the swineherd, as a “woman tall and fair, and skilful in splendid handiwork.”
She ruled the steading and the flocks, and the ploughed lands, and the pastures with regal authority from her bed in the kitchen.
In the meantime, he had a bondwoman in Norway, and a steading in very good land not far from the firth.
After this Cormac went about the steading to look for Steingerd.
Old English stede "place, position, standing, delay," related to standan "to stand," from Proto-Germanic *stadiz (cf. Old Saxon stedi, Old Norse staðr, Swedish stad, Dutch stede "place," Old High German stat, German Stadt "town," Gothic staþs "place"), from PIE *stetis-, from root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Now chiefly in compounds or phrases. "The sense 'town, city' for G. Stadt is a late development from c.1200 when the term began to replace Burg" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names].