Definition of Land in English :

Define Land in English

Land meaning in English

Meaning of Land in English

Pronunciation of Land in English

Land pronunciation in English

Pronounce Land in English


see synonyms of land


1. land

the land on which real estate is located

Example Sentences:
'he built the house on land leased from the city'

2. ground, land, soil

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

Example Sentences:
'the land had never been plowed'
'good agricultural soil'

3. demesne, domain, land

territory over which rule or control is exercised

Example Sentences:
'his domain extended into Europe'
'he made it the law of the land'

4. dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

the solid part of the earth's surface

Example Sentences:
'the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land'
'the earth shook for several minutes'
'he dropped the logs on the ground'

5. country, land, state

the territory occupied by a nation

Example Sentences:
'he returned to the land of his birth'
'he visited several European countries'

6. kingdom, land, realm

a domain in which something is dominant

Example Sentences:
'the untroubled kingdom of reason'
'a land of make-believe'
'the rise of the realm of cotton in the south'

7. acres, demesne, estate, land, landed estate

extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

Example Sentences:
'the family owned a large estate on Long Island'

8. country, land, nation

the people who live in a nation or country

Example Sentences:
'a statement that sums up the nation's mood'
'the news was announced to the nation'
'the whole country worshipped him'

9. body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state

a politically organized body of people under a single government

Example Sentences:
'the state has elected a new president'
'African nations'
'students who had come to the nation's capitol'
'the country's largest manufacturer'
'an industrialized land'

10. din land, edwin herbert land, land

United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)

11. farming, land

agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

Example Sentences:
'farming is a strenuous life'
'there's no work on the land any more'


12. land, set down

reach or come to rest

Example Sentences:
'The bird landed on the highest branch'
'The plane landed in Istanbul'

13. bring down, land, put down

cause to come to the ground

Example Sentences:
'the pilot managed to land the airplane safely'

14. bring, land

bring into a different state

Example Sentences:
'this may land you in jail'

15. land

bring ashore

Example Sentences:
'The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island'

16. land

deliver (a blow)

Example Sentences:
'He landed several blows on his opponent's head'

17. land, set ashore, shore

arrive on shore

Example Sentences:
'The ship landed in Pearl Harbor'

18. down, land, shoot down

shoot at and force to come down

Example Sentences:
'the enemy landed several of our aircraft'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of land
the solid part of the surface of the earth as distinct from seas, lakes, etc
▶ Related adjective: terrestrial
ground, esp with reference to its use, quality, etc
(in combination)
rural or agricultural areas as contrasted with urban ones
farming as an occupation or way of life
5. law
any tract of ground capable of being owned as property, together with any buildings on it, extending above and below the surface
any hereditament, tenement, or other interest; realty
a country, region, or area
the people of a country, etc
a realm, sphere, or domain
8. economics
the factor of production consisting of all natural resources
the unindented part of a grooved surface, esp one of the ridges inside a rifle bore
10.  how the land lies
to transfer (something) or go from a ship or boat to the shore
land the cargo
12. (intransitive)
to come to or touch shore
to come down or bring (something) down to earth after a flight or jump
to come or bring to some point, condition, or state
15. (transitive) angling
to retrieve (a hooked fish) from the water
16. (transitive) informal
to win or obtain
to land a job
17. (transitive) informal
to deliver (a blow)
Edwin Herbert. 1909–91, US inventor of the Polaroid Land camera
nounWord forms: plural Länder (ˈlɛndər )
any of the federal states of Germany
any of the provinces of Austria

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see synonyms of land
Edwin Herbert1909-91; U.S. physicist, inventor, & industrialist
the solid part of the earth's surface not covered by water
a specific part of the earth's surface
a country, region, etc.
a distant land, one's native land
the inhabitants of such an area; nation's people
ground or soil in terms of its quality, location, etc.
rich land, high land
ground considered as property; estate
to invest in land
b.  [pl.]
specific holdings in land
rural or farming regions as distinguished from urban regions
to return to the land
that part of a grooved surface which is not indented, as any of the ridges between the grooves in the bore of a rifle
8.  US
the Lord
a euphemism
for land's sake!
9.  Economics
natural resources
verb transitive
to put on shore from a ship or boat
to bring into; cause to enter or end up in a particular place or condition
a fight landed him in jail
to set (an aircraft) down on land or water
to draw successfully onto land or into a boat; catch
to land a fish
14.  Informal
to get, win, or secure
to land a job
15.  Informal
to deliver (a blow)
verb intransitive
to leave a ship or boat and go on shore; disembark
to come to a port or to shore
said of a ship
to arrive at a specified place; end up
to alight or come to rest, as after a flight, jump, or fall

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of land
1. The solid ground of the earth.
a. Ground or soil: tilled the land.
b. A topographically or functionally distinct tract: desert land; prime building land.
a. A nation; a country.
b. The people of a nation, district, or region.
c. lands Territorial possessions or property.
4. Public or private landed property; real estate.
5. Law The solid material of the earth as well as the natural and manmade things attached to it and the rights and interests associated with it.
a. An agricultural or farming area: wanted to buy a house on the land.
b. Farming considered as a way of life.
7. An area or realm: the land of make-believe; the land of television.
8. The raised portion of a grooved surface, as on a phonograph record.
v. land·ed, land·ing, lands
a. To bring to and unload on land: land cargo.
b. To set (a vehicle) down on land or another surface: land an airplane smoothly; land a seaplane on a lake.
2. Informal To cause to arrive in a place or condition: Civil disobedience will land you in jail.
a. To catch and pull in (a fish): landed a big catfish.
b. Informal To win; secure: land a big contract.
4. Informal To deliver: landed a blow on his opponent's head.
a. To come to shore: landed against the current with great difficulty.
b. To disembark: landed at a crowded dock.
2. To descend toward and settle onto the ground or another surface: The helicopter has landed.
3. Informal To arrive in a place or condition: landed at the theater too late for the opening curtain; landed in trouble for being late.
4. To come to rest in a certain way or place: slipped and landed on his shoulder.
American inventor who developed (1932) the light-polarizing plastic film called Polaroid and incorporated it into sunglass lenses and photographic filters. He also invented the one-step photographic process (1947).

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