By the time Will and Kate landed back in Heathrow, they had traveled nearly 10,000 air miles.
Years before Mitchum had landed in Hollywood, another young man had come to Tinseltown from Ohio.
For the first time in his career, Cooper landed on magazine covers.
The latter misfortune escalated into tragedy after a 21-year-old landed on a rock in precisely the right way to snap her neck.
When she landed in London as a teenager in 1991, she says, she spoke only Arabic, no English.
The drock twisted in mid-air and landed to one side of the hunter.
I was pounding him up when she landed on me with a steel-pronged garden rake.
One of the owners had come round in the brig, but he had landed and taken a post-chaise back towards London.
The envoy had not reached Cadiz when Bthencourt landed at the fort on Lancerota.
It landed with only the weight of gravity, brushing his cheek, then dropping across his shoulder and down his back.
Old English land, lond, "ground, soil," also "definite portion of the earth's surface, home region of a person or a people, territory marked by political boundaries," from Proto-Germanic *landom (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian Dutch, German, Gothic land), from PIE *lendh- "land, heath" (cf. Old Irish land, Middle Welsh llan "an open space," Welsh llan "enclosure, church," Breton lann "heath," source of French lande; Old Church Slavonic ledina "waste land, heath," Czech lada "fallow land").
Etymological evidence and Gothic use indicates the original sense was "a definite portion of the earth's surface owned by an individual or home of a nation." Meaning early extended to "solid surface of the earth," which had been the sense of the root of Modern English earth. Original sense of land in English is now mostly found under country. To take the lay of the land is a nautical expression. In the American English exclamation land's sakes (1846) land is a euphemism for Lord.
"to bring to land," early 13c., from land (n.). Originally of ships; of fish, in the angling sense, from 1610s; hence figurative sense of "to obtain" (a job, etc.), first recorded 1854. Of aircraft, attested from 1916. Related: Landed; landing.