Definitions for no man's land
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
no′ man's` land`(n.)
an area between warring armies that no one controls.
an area where guidelines and authority are not clear.
an unclaimed tract of usu. barren land.
Origin of no man's land:
no man's land(noun)
an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
no man's land(noun)
land that is unowned and uninhabited (and usually undesirable)
twilight zone, no man's land(noun)
the ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both)
"but there is still a twilight zone, the tantalizing occurrences that are probably noise but might possibly be a signal"; "in the twilight zone between humor and vulgarity"; "in that no man's land between negotiation and aggression"
No man's land
No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties that leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty. The term was originally used to define a contested territory or a dumping ground for refuse between fiefdoms. It is most commonly associated with the First World War to describe the area of land between two enemy trench systems to which neither side wished to move openly or to seize due to fear of being attacked by the enemy in the process.
Translations for no man's land
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
land which no-one owns or controls, especially between opposing armies.
- أرْض مُحايِـِدَه، غيْر تابِعَه لأحَدArabic
- ничия земяBulgarian
- terra de ninguémPortuguese (BR)
- země nikohoCzech
- das NiemandslandGerman
- ουδέτερη ζώνηGreek
- tierra de nadieSpanish
- سرزمين بى صاحبFarsi
- ei kenenkään maaFinnish
- zone neutreFrench
- שֶׁטָח הֶפקֵרHebrew
- लावारिस, अस्वामिक, स्वामीहीन या अवान्तर भूमिHindi
- ničija zemljaCroatian
- daerah tak bertuanIndonesian
- einskismannsland, hlutlaust svæðiIcelandic
- terra di nessunoItalian
- nevienam nepiederoša zeme, neitrālā joslaLatvian
- kawasan bebas antara sempadanMalay
- ziemia niczyjaPolish
- سرزمين بى صاحبPersian
- بى صاحبه ځمكهPashto
- terra de ninguémPortuguese
- no man's landRomanian
- ничейная земля; нейтральная зонаRussian
- zem nikohoSlovak
- nikogaršnje ozemljeSlovenian
- ničija zemljaSerbian
- tampon bölgeTurkish
- 無主土地，三不管地帶(尤指對戰兩軍之間的)Chinese (Trad.)
- нейтральна зонаUkrainian
- ايسي زمين جو کسي کي ملکيت ميں نہ ہوUrdu
- vành đai trắngVietnamese
- 无主土地，（交战两军之间的）无人地带Chinese (Simp.)
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