The land of make-believe; the land of television.
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.
Landed at the theater too late for the opening curtain; landed in trouble for being late.
He got an awful land when the police arrived.
Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices.
It can be tricky to land a helicopter.
Use the net to land the fish.
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.
Civil disobedience will land you in jail.
Landed a blow on his opponent's head.
The helicopter has landed.
Slipped and landed on his shoulder.
Rich land, high land.
To return to the land.
For land's sake!
A fight landed him in jail.
To land a fish.
To land a job.
- to scold or criticize severely
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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”).