Land meaning

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An area or realm.

The land of make-believe; the land of television.

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The solid ground of the earth.
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(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.
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Land is defined as to bring something back to earth or to shore, or to achieve something or get something.

An example of land is when you dock a boat on the shore.

An example of land is when you bring a plane successfully from the air to the runway.

An example of land is when you get a job you have been trying for.

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The raised portion of a grooved surface, as on a phonograph record.
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An area of ground with defined boundaries, including minerals or resources below the surface and anything growing on or attached to the surface.
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A specific part of the earth's surface.
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The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming.

Wet land; good or bad land for growing potatoes.

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Residing or growing on land.
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(informal) To arrive in a place or condition.

Landed at the theater too late for the opening curtain; landed in trouble for being late.

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(informal) To deliver (a blow)
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To leave a ship or boat and go on shore; disembark.
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To come to a port or to shore.
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To alight or come to rest, as after a flight, jump, or fall.
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(person) 1909-91; U.S. physicist, inventor, & industrialist.
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A kind or quality of land.

Grassland, highland.

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A particular place or realm.

England, dreamland.

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A non-indented area on an optical medium such as a CD-ROM or DVD disc. Contrast with pit.
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Real property.
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The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.

Most insects live on land.

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Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.

There are 50 acres of land in this estate.

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They come from a faraway land.

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A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
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(often in combination) Realm, domain.

I'm going to Disneyland.

Maybe that's how it works in TV-land, bu not in the real world.

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(agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.
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(Ireland, colloquial) A fright.

He got an awful land when the police arrived.

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(electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
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In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
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(travel) The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc.

Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices.

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(nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing.

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In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows.
  • (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.
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(intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.

The plane is about to land.

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(dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
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(intransitive) To come into rest.
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(intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
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To bring to land.

It can be tricky to land a helicopter.

Use the net to land the fish.

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To acquire; to secure.
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Of or relating to land.
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A surname​.
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The definition of land is the part of the surface of the Earth that is solid ground and not water.

An example of land is the area where you are standing on the ground right now.

An example of land is the plot that your house is located on.

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Public or private landed property; real estate.
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(informal) To cause to arrive in a place or condition.

Civil disobedience will land you in jail.

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(informal) To deliver.

Landed a blow on his opponent's head.

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To descend toward and settle onto the ground or another surface.

The helicopter has landed.

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To come to rest in a certain way or place.

Slipped and landed on his shoulder.

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The solid part of the earth's surface not covered by water.
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Ground or soil in terms of its quality, location, etc.

Rich land, high land.

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Rural or farming regions as distinguished from urban regions.

To return to the land.

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The Lord.

For land's sake!

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(econ.) Natural resources.
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To put on shore from a ship or boat.
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To bring into; cause to enter or end up in a particular place or condition.

A fight landed him in jail.

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That part of a grooved surface which is not indented, as any of the ridges between the grooves in the bore of a rifle.
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To set (an aircraft) down on land or water.
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To draw successfully onto land or into a boat; catch.

To land a fish.

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(informal) To get, win, or secure.

To land a job.

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To arrive at a specified place; end up.
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land on
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

land on

Origin of land

  • Middle English from Old English lendh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English land, lond, from Old English land, lond (“earth, land, soil, ground; defined piece of land, territory, realm, province, district; landed property; country (not town); ridge in a ploughed field”), from Proto-Germanic *landą (“land”), from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (“land, heath”). Cognate with Scots land (“land”), West Frisian lân (“land”), Dutch land (“land”), German Land (“land, country, state”), Swedish land (“land, country, shore, territory”), Icelandic land (“land”). Non-Germanic cognates include Old Irish lann (“heath”), Welsh llan (“enclosure”), Breton lann (“heath”), Old Church Slavonic lędо from Proto-Slavic *lenda (“heath, wasteland”) and Albanian lëndinë (“heath, grassland”) from lëndë (“matter, substance”).

    From Wiktionary