Land Definition

lănd
landed, landing, lands
noun
lands
The solid part of the earth's surface not covered by water.
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A specific part of the earth's surface.
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A topographically or functionally distinct tract.
Desert land; prime building land.
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A country, region, etc.
A distant land, one's native land.
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Ground or soil in terms of its quality, location, etc.
Rich land, high land.
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verb
landed, landing, lands
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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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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To catch and pull in (a fish).
Landed a big catfish.
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proper name
1909-91; U.S. physicist, inventor, & industrialist.
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pronoun

A surname​.

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affix
A kind or quality of land.
Grassland, highland.
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A particular place or realm.
England, dreamland.
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adjective
Of or relating to land.
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Residing or growing on land.

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idiom
land on
  • to scold or criticize severely
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Other Word Forms of Land

Noun

Singular:
land
Plural:
lands

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Land

  • land on

Origin of Land

  • 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

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

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

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