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Definitions of "land"

  • The solid ground of the earth. noun
  • Ground or soil: tilled the land. noun
  • A topographically or functionally distinct tract: desert land; prime building land. noun
  • A nation; a country. noun
  • The people of a nation, district, or region. noun
  • Territorial possessions or property. noun
  • Public or private landed property; real estate. noun
  • Law A tract that may be owned, together with everything growing or constructed on it. noun
  • Law A landed estate. noun
  • An agricultural or farming area: wanted to buy a house on the land. noun
  • Farming considered as a way of life: "The 'back to the land movement' began a couple years ago at the peak of South Korea's economic development and has roots in environmentalism and Buddhist philosophy.” ( Michael Baker). noun
  • An area or realm: the land of make-believe; the land of television. noun
  • The raised portion of a grooved surface, as on a phonograph record. noun
  • To bring to and unload on land: land cargo. verb-transitive
  • To set (a vehicle) down on land or another surface: land an airplane smoothly; land a seaplane on a lake. verb-transitive
  • Informal To cause to arrive in a place or condition: Civil disobedience will land you in jail. verb-transitive
  • To catch and pull in (a fish): landed a big catfish. verb-transitive
  • Informal To win; secure: land a big contract. verb-transitive
  • Informal To deliver: landed a blow on his opponent's head. verb-transitive

The word "land" in example sentences

-- Holland means _hole_ or _hollow land_ -- land lower than the level of contiguous water, and protected by. [Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850]

Some of this land was sold or given away as "homesteads," and then it became AGER PRIVÁTUS, or _private land_.. [Ancient Rome : from the earliest times down to 476 A. D.]

This land was called AGER PUBLICUS, or _public land_.. [Ancient Rome : from the earliest times down to 476 A. D.]

_High land Doctrine_, in contra-distinction to the _Low land_, or. [Notes and Queries, Number 12, January 19, 1850]

—‘Yes, land, ’ cried Ole Peters, ‘land that one can cart away on thirteen wheelbarrows!. [Paras. 200–299]

High wages, high taxes, and high-priced land, necessitate high farming; and by high farming, I mean growing large crops every year, and on every portion of the farm; but high wages and _low-priced land_ do not necessarily demand high farming.. [Talks on Manures A Series of Familiar and Practical Talks Between the Author and the Deacon, the Doctor, and other Neighbors, on the Whole Subject]

The very thought of being _aground_ comforted some, for, to their minds, it implied nearness to land, and _land_ was, in their idea, safety.. [The Coxswain's Bride also, Jack Frost and Sons; and, A Double Rescue]

In a short time the atmosphere over the land becomes cooler than that over the sea; it descends and flows off out to sea; thus forming the _land breeze_.. [The Ocean and its Wonders]

States to keep troops in time of peace, and they are expressly distinguished and placed in a separate category from land or naval forces in the sixteenth paragraph above quoted; and the words _land_ and _naval forces_ are shown by paragraphs 12, 13, and 14, to mean the Army and Navy of the Confederate States.. [The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government]

Cape Clarence stood out bold and clear, with a midnight sun behind it: and the light streamed through the different ice-choked channels between Capes Hardwicke and Clarence, throwing up the land, _where there was land_, in strong and dark relief.. [Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51]

Australia is not so fine a land as Europe, because it has not so many fine rivers; and it is fine _rivers_ that make a fine _land_.. [Far Off]

Then shall he return into his land with great riches, and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall act_, against it by spoiling the Temple, _and return into his own land_.. [Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John]

Island = M.E. _iland_, A.S. _igland_ (_ig_ = island: _land_ = land).. [Milton's Comus]

To return, however, to the _Cwena land_ and _sae_, it is evident that the commentators, who are principally induced by their bearings to Sweon land to look upon the latter as the White Sea, have overlooked the circumstance that the same name is found earlier as an arm of the Wendel or Mediterranean Sea; and it is evident that one denomination cannot be taken in a double meaning; and therefore, when we find Alfred following the boundaries of Europe from Greece, "Crecalande ut on þone Wendelsae Þnord on þone Garsaege pe man Cwen sae haet", it is certain that we have here an arm of the Wendel. [Notes and Queries, Number 42, August 17, 1850]

_bruit-tan_, "the land of tin:" the former term being supposed to be Celtic for _tin_, and the latter a termination with the sense of _land_: or than. [Notes and Queries, Number 206, October 8, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.]

_tholluff bawn_ being used to signify grass land about to be brought into cultivation; and _tholluff breagh_, or _red land_, land which has been recently turned.. [Notes and Queries, Number 34, June 22, 1850 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc]

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