Word of the DayWednesday, August 03, 2011
\hah-see-EN-duh\ , noun;
A large estate, especially one used for farming or ranching.
He gritted his teeth and turned his stallion's head toward the hacienda.
-- Linda Ladd, Midnight Fire
As swiftly as it had come, the tornado turned and headed away, leaving the village beyond the hacienda untouched.
-- Joan Johnston, Texas Woman
Hacienda enters English from the Spanish word of the same meaning, which derives from the Latin facienda, "things to be done or made."
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