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Princeton's WordNet

  1. no man's land(noun)

    an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies

  2. no man's land(noun)

    land that is unowned and uninhabited (and usually undesirable)

  3. 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"


  1. 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of no man's land in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of no man's land in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lewis Hamilton:

    I was in no-man's land today, i had no pace.

  2. Americo De Grazia:

    They're turning the oil industry into a no man's land where no one can instill order.

  3. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    Raids were launched there without creating a strategy for what came afterwards and now Libya is a no-man's land.

  4. Carlos Cases:

    The streets of Puerto Rico at the time, especially in the San Juan metropolitan area, were essentially no man's land.

  5. Scott Brown:

    You have a lot of data coming down the pipe this week and you're kind of in a no-man's land, waiting for information.

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