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Meaning & Definition of Land in English

English

Land

/lænd/

noun

1. The land on which real estate is located

  • "He built the house on land leased from the city"
    synonym:
  • land

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

  • "The land had never been plowed"
  • "Good agricultural soil"
    synonym:
  • land
  • ,
  • ground
  • ,
  • soil

3. Territory over which rule or control is exercised

  • "His domain extended into europe"
  • "He made it the law of the land"
    synonym:
  • domain
  • ,
  • demesne
  • ,
  • land

4. The solid part of the earth's surface

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • land
  • ,
  • dry land
  • ,
  • earth
  • ,
  • ground
  • ,
  • solid ground
  • ,
  • terra firma

5. The territory occupied by a nation

  • "He returned to the land of his birth"
  • "He visited several european countries"
    synonym:
  • country
  • ,
  • state
  • ,
  • land

6. A domain in which something is dominant

  • "The untroubled kingdom of reason"
  • "A land of make-believe"
  • "The rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
    synonym:
  • kingdom
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • realm

7. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

  • "The family owned a large estate on long island"
    synonym:
  • estate
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • landed estate
  • ,
  • acres
  • ,
  • demesne

8. The people who live in a nation or country

  • "A statement that sums up the nation's mood"
  • "The news was announced to the nation"
  • "The whole country worshipped him"
    synonym:
  • nation
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • country

9. A politically organized body of people under a single government

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • nation
  • ,
  • country
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • commonwealth
  • ,
  • res publica
  • ,
  • body politic

10. United states inventor who incorporated polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)

    synonym:
  • Land
  • ,
  • Din Land
  • ,
  • Edwin Herbert Land

11. Agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

  • "Farming is a strenuous life"
  • "There's no work on the land any more"
    synonym:
  • farming
  • ,
  • land

verb

1. Reach or come to rest

  • "The bird landed on the highest branch"
  • "The plane landed in istanbul"
    synonym:
  • land
  • ,
  • set down

2. Cause to come to the ground

  • "The pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
    synonym:
  • land
  • ,
  • put down
  • ,
  • bring down

3. Bring into a different state

  • "This may land you in jail"
    synonym:
  • bring
  • ,
  • land

4. Bring ashore

  • "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
    synonym:
  • land

5. Deliver (a blow)

  • "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
    synonym:
  • land

6. Arrive on shore

  • "The ship landed in pearl harbor"
    synonym:
  • land
  • ,
  • set ashore
  • ,
  • shore

7. Shoot at and force to come down

  • "The enemy landed several of our aircraft"
    synonym:
  • down
  • ,
  • shoot down
  • ,
  • land

Examples of using

"How soon can you land?" "I can't tell." "You can tell me. I'm a doctor." "No, I mean I'm just not sure!" "Can't you take a guess?" "Well, not for another two hours." "You can't take a guess for another two hours?"
Firstly: We, your forebears, cannot help you from the land beyond. Secondly: The slayer of wheelchairs came here incognito and therefore could only have brought a small number of guards with him. And thirdly: there is (supposedly) no beautiful princess. Got all that? Well, then have fun with your task.
Tom owns a small piece of land in the country.