What does land mean?

Definitions for landlænd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word land.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. land(noun)

    the land on which real estate is located

    "he built the house on land leased from the city"

  2. land, ground, soil(noun)

    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"

  3. domain, demesne, land(noun)

    territory over which rule or control is exercised

    "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"

  4. land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma(noun)

    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"

  5. country, state, land(noun)

    the territory occupied by a nation

    "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"

  6. kingdom, land, realm(noun)

    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"

  7. estate, land, landed estate, acres, demesne(noun)

    extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

    "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

  8. nation, land, country(noun)

    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"

  9. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic(noun)

    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"

  10. Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land(noun)

    United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)

  11. farming, land(verb)

    agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

    "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"

  12. land, set down(verb)

    reach or come to rest

    "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"

  13. land, put down, bring down(verb)

    cause to come to the ground

    "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

  14. bring, land(verb)

    bring into a different state

    "this may land you in jail"

  15. land(verb)

    bring ashore

    "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

  16. land(verb)

    deliver (a blow)

    "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"

  17. land, set ashore, shore(verb)

    arrive on shore

    "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

  18. down, shoot down, land(verb)

    shoot at and force to come down

    "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"


  1. Land(v. t.)

    Specifically: (Aeronautics) To pilot (an airplane) from the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway.

  2. Land(v. i.)

    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.

  3. Land(v. i.)

    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.


  1. land(Noun)

    The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.

    Most insects live on land.

  2. land(Noun)

    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.

  3. land(Noun)

    A country or region.

    They come from a faraway land.

  4. land(Noun)

    A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.

  5. land(Noun)

    Ground that is suitable for farming.

    Plant the potatoes in the land.

  6. land(Noun)

    (Ireland / colloquial) a fright.

    He got an awful land when the police arrived.

  7. land(Noun)

    A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.

  8. land(Noun)

    In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.

  9. land(Noun)

    The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.

  10. land(Verb)

    To descend to a surface, especially from the air.

    The plane is about to land.

  11. land(Verb)

    To alight, to descend from a vehicle.

  12. land(Verb)

    To come into rest.

  13. land(Verb)

    To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.

  14. land(Verb)

    To bring to land.

  15. land(Verb)

    To acquire; to secure.

  16. land(Verb)

    To deliver.

  17. land(Adjective)

    Of or relating to land.

  18. land(Adjective)

    Residing or growing on land.

  19. Origin: 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’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Land(noun)

    urine. See Lant

  2. Land(noun)

    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

  3. Land(noun)

    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

  4. Land(noun)

    ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land

  5. Land(noun)

    the inhabitants of a nation or people

  6. Land(noun)

    the mainland, in distinction from islands

  7. Land(noun)

    the ground or floor

  8. Land(noun)

    the ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing

  9. Land(noun)

    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

  10. Land(noun)

    the lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing

  11. Land(noun)

    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

  12. Land(verb)

    to set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark

  13. Land(verb)

    to catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish

  14. Land(verb)

    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

  15. Land(verb)

    to go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course

  16. Origin: [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ]


  1. 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

  1. Land

    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;

Editors Contribution

  1. land

    a source of ecological entity resulting from mutual working of biotic and a biotic factors of biosphere

    rain plants animals and etc

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #517

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Written Corpus Frequency: #523

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Nouns Frequency: #171

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'land' in Verbs Frequency: #492


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of land in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of land in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emiliano Zapata:

    Land and Freedom!

  2. Krishnamurti:

    Truth is a pathless land.

  3. Jian Zhao:

    Free land is a driving force.

  4. Arnaldo Rodriguez:

    It’s crazy. I’m in limbo land.

  5. Detective Robert Ferros:

    Normally they don't land on houses.

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