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Definitions for land
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word land.
the land on which real estate is located
"he built the house on land leased from the city"
land, ground, soilnoun
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"
domain, demesne, landnoun
territory over which rule or control is exercised
"his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firmanoun
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"
country, state, landnoun
the territory occupied by a nation
"he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
kingdom, land, realmnoun
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"
estate, land, landed estate, acres, demesnenoun
extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
"the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
nation, land, countrynoun
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"
state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicnoun
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"
Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Landnoun
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
"farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
land, set downverb
reach or come to rest
"The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
land, put down, bring downverb
cause to come to the ground
"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
bring into a different state
"this may land you in jail"
"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
deliver (a blow)
"He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
land, set ashore, shoreverb
arrive on shore
"The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
down, shoot down, landverb
shoot at and force to come down
"the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
Specifically: (Aeronautics) To pilot (an airplane) from the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway.
Specifically: To reach and come to rest on land after having been in the air; as, the arrow landed in a flower bed; the golf ball landed in a sand trap; our airplane landed in Washington.
To come to the end of a course; to arrive at a destination, literally or figuratively; as, he landed in trouble; after hithchiking for a week, he landed in Los Angeles.
The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
Most insects live on land.
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.
A country or region.
They come from a faraway land.
A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
Ground that is suitable for farming.
Plant the potatoes in the land.
(Ireland / colloquial) a fright.
He got an awful land when the police arrived.
A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.
To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
The plane is about to land.
To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
To come into rest.
To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
To bring to land.
To acquire; to secure.
Of or relating to land.
Residing or growing on land.
Etymology: From landan, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old Saxon land (Dutch land), Old High German lant (German Land), Old Norse land (Swedish land), Gothic 033B0330033D0333. The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Celtic *landā (Welsh llan ‘enclosure’, Breton lann ‘heath’).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: land, Gothick, Saxon, and so all the Teutonick dialects.
All the nations of Scythia, like a mountain flood, did overflow all Spain, and quite drowned and washed away whatsoever reliques there were left of the land-bred people. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
Thou scarlet sin, robb’d this bewailing land
Of noble Buckingham'. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
What had he done to make him fly the land? William Shakespeare.
The chief men of the land had great authority; though the government was monarchical, it was not despotick. , Notes on the Odyssey.
The princes delighting their conceits with confirming their knowledge, seeing wherein the sea-discipline differed from the land-service, they had pleasing entertainment. Philip Sidney.
He to-night hath boarded a land-carrack;
If it prove lawful prize, he’s made for ever. William Shakespeare.
By land they found that huge and mighty country. George Abbot.
With eleven thousand land-soldiers, and twenty-six ships of war, we within two months have won one town. Francis Bacon.
Necessity makes men ingenious and hardy; and if they have but land-room or sea-room, they find supplies for their hunger. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
Yet, if thou go’st by land, tho’ grief possess
My soul ev’n then, my fears would be the less:
But ah! be warn’d to shun the wat’ry way. Dryden.
They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land,
And greet with greedy joy th’ Italian strand. Dryden.
I writ not always in the proper terms of navigation, or land-service. John Dryden, Æneis.
The French are to pay the same duties at the dry ports through which they pass by land-carriage, as we pay upon importation or exportation by sea. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
The Phoenicians carried on a land-trade to Syria and Mesopotamia, and stopt not short, without pushing their trade to the Indies. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
The species brought by land-carriage were much better than those which came to Egypt by sea. Arbuthnot.
Beneath his steely casque he felt the blow,
And roll’d, with limbs relax’d, along the land. Alexander Pope.
To forfeit all your goods, lands, and tenements,
Castles, and goods whatsoever, and to be
Out of the king’s protection. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
He kept himself within the bounds of loyalty, and enjoyed certain lands and towns in the borders of Polonia. Richard Knolles.
This man is freed from servile hands,
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall:
Lord of himself, though not of lands,
And having nothing, yet hath all. Henry Wotton.
These answers in the silent night receiv’d,
The king himself divulg’d, the land believ’d. Dryden.
Probably this was a coarse expression in the cant strain, formerly in common use, but since laid aside and forgotten, which meant the taking away a man’s life. For land or lant is an old word for urine, and to stop the common passages and functions of nature is to kill. Thomas Hanmer.
You are abused, and by some putter on,
That will be damn’d for’t; would I knew the villain,
I would land-damn him. William Shakespeare, Winter Tale.
To set on shore.
Etymology: from the noun.
You shall hear
The legions, now in Gallia, sooner landed
In our not fearing Britain. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
I told him of the army that was landed;
He laughed at it. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
He who rules the raging wind,
To thee, O sacred ship, be kind,
Thy committed pledge restore,
And land him safely on the shore. John Dryden, Horace.
Another Typhis shall new seas explore,
Another Argo land the chiefs upon th’ Iberian shore. Dry.
To come to shore.
Let him land,
And solemnly see him set on to London. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.
Land ye not, none of you, and provide to be gone from this coast within sixteen days. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.
I land, with luckless omens; then adore
Their gods. John Dryden, Æneis.
A LAND (local area network denial) attack is a DoS (denial of service) attack that consists of sending a special poison spoofed packet to a computer, causing it to lock up. The security flaw was first discovered in 1997 by someone using the alias "m3lt", and has resurfaced many years later in operating systems such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP SP2.
urine. See Lant
the solid part of the surface of the earth; -- opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage
any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract
ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land
the inhabitants of a nation or people
the mainland, in distinction from islands
the ground or floor
the ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing
any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate
the lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing
in any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves
to set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark
to catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish
to set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes
to go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course
Etymology: [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ]
A LAND attack is a DoS attack that consists of sending a special poison spoofed packet to a computer, causing it to lock up. The security flaw was actually first discovered in 1997 by someone using the alias "m3lt", and has resurfaced many years later in operating systems such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP SP2.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
land, n. earth, the solid portion of the surface of the globe: a country: a district: soil: real estate: a nation or people: (Scot.) a group of dwellings or tenements under one roof and having a common entry.—v.t. to set on land or on shore.—v.i. to come on land or on shore.—ns. Land′-ā′gent, a person employed by the owner of an estate to let farms, collect rents, &c.; Land′-breeze, a breeze setting from the land towards the sea; Land′-crab, a family of crabs which live much or chiefly on land.—v.t. Land′damn (Shak.), to banish from the land.—adj. Land′ed, possessing land or estates: consisting in land or real estate.—ns. Land′er, one who lands; Land′fall, a landslip: an approach to land after a voyage, also the land so approached; Land′-fish (Shak.), a fish on land, any one acting contrary to his usual character; Land′-flood, a flooding or overflowing of land by water: inundation; Land′force, a military force serving on land, as distinguished from a naval force; Land′-grab′ber, one who acquires land by harsh and grasping means: one who is eager to occupy land from which others have been evicted; Land′-grab′bing, the act of the land-grabber; Land′-herd, a herd of animals which feed on land; Land′-hold′er, a holder or proprietor of land; Land′-hung′er, greed for the acquisition of land; Land′ing, act of going on land from a vessel: a place for getting on shore: the level part of a staircase between the flights of steps.—adj. relating to the unloading of a vessel's cargo.—ns. Land′ing-net, a kind of scoop-net for landing a fish that has been caught; Land′ing-place, a place for landing, as from a vessel; Land′ing-stage, a platform for landing passengers or goods carried by water, often rising and falling with the tide; Land′-job′ber, a speculator in land; Land′-job′bing; Land′lady, a woman who has property in land or houses: the mistress of an inn or lodging-house.—adj. Land′less (Shak.), without land or property.—v.t. Land′lock, to enclose by land.—-adj. Land′-locked, almost shut in by land, protected by surrounding masses of land from the force of wind and waves.—ns. Land′lord, the owner of land or houses: the master of an inn or lodging-house; Land′lordism, the authority or united action of the landholding class; Land′-lubb′er, a landsman (a term used by sailors); Land′mark, anything serving to mark the boundaries of land: any object on land that serves as a guide to seamen: any distinguishing characteristic; Land′-meas′ure, a system of square measure used in the measurement of land; Land′-meas′uring, the art of estimating the superficial content of portions of land; Land′-own′er, one who owns land; Land′-own′ership.—adj. Land′-own′ing.—ns. Land′-pī′lot, (Milt.), a guide on land; Land′-pī′rate, a highway robber: a fellow who makes a practice of swindling sailors in port; Land′rail, the crake or corncrake, so named from its cry; Land′-rak′er (Shak.), a vagabond; Land′-reeve, the assistant to the land-steward of a great estate; Land′-roll, a clod-crusher; Land′-scrip (U.S.), negotiable government certificate entitling to possession of certain public land by individuals or corporate bodies; Land′-shark, a land-grabber: one who plunders sailors on shore; Land′skip (same as Landscape); Land′slide, Land′slip, a portion of land that falls down, generally from the side of a hill, usually due to the undermining effect of water; Lands′man, Land′man, one who lives or serves on land: one inexperienced in seafaring; Land′-spring, water lying near the surface, easily drawn upon by shallow wells; Land′-stew′ard, a person who manages a landed estate; Land′-survey′ing (see Surveying); Land′-tax, a tax upon land; Land′-turn, a land-breeze; Land′-wait′er, a custom-house officer who attends on the landing of goods from ships.—adv. Land′ward, toward the land.—adj. lying toward the land, away from the sea-coast: situated in or forming part of the country, as opposed to the town: rural.—n. Land′wind, a wind blowing off the land.—Land League, an association founded in Ireland by Michael Davitt in 1879, and organised by C. S. Parnell, to procure reduction and rearrangement of rents, and to promote the substitution of peasant-proprietors for landlords—condemned as an illegal conspiracy in 1881; Landed interest, the combined interest of the land-holding class in a community.—Make the land, to discover the land as the ship approaches it; Set the land, to observe by the compass how the shore bears from the ship. [A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
In a general sense denotes terra firma, as distinguished from sea; but, also, land-laid, or to lay the land, is just to lose sight of it.--Land-locked is when land lies all round the ship.--Land is shut in, signifies that another point of land hides that from which the ship came.--The ship lies land to, implies so far from shore that it can only just be discerned.--To set the land, is to see by compass how it bears.--To make the land. To sight it after an absence.--To land on deck. A nautical anomaly, meaning to lower casks or weighty goods on deck from the tackles.
A form of surface of the earth.
If you are blessed enough to have land you will always be inspired to create a house.
Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
The act and process of an aircraft to use its wheels to connect with the runway
Aircraft have specialized ways of landing.
Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020
To descend in an aircraft or vehicle after travelling somewhere.
After a long time of flying, I finally landed.
Submitted by zakaria1409 on June 29, 2022
What does LAND stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LAND acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Land is ranked #1704 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Land surname appeared 21,116 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Land.
82.2% or 17,370 total occurrences were White.
11.8% or 2,502 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 555 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 416 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 139 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 133 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #517
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Written Corpus Frequency: #523
Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Nouns Frequency: #171
Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Verbs Frequency: #492
The numerical value of land in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of land in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of land in a Sentence
Areas with a rapidly expanding agricultural frontier and a large indigenous population are particularly at risk for land conflicts.
Earlier today, I notified the White House that I do not wish to be considered at this time for possible nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States, the notion of being considered for a seat on the highest court in the land is beyond humbling and I am incredibly grateful to have been mentioned.
Today she is a parent alone in a foreign and vicious land looking after a widowed 14-year-old and four other young children.
John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.com:
Not only can you fall off the floor, you can land face first on the ceiling.
I feel so sorry for them, it's so different to when you see these refugees on land, and the conditions are so terrible.
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