- any part of the earth's surface that can be owned as property, and everything annexed to it, whether by nature or by the human hand.
- any legal interest held in land.
Idioms about land
Origin of land
OTHER WORDS FROM landlandlike, adjectivere·land, verbun·der·land, noun
Words nearby land
Other definitions for land (2 of 3)
Other definitions for land (3 of 3)
How to use land in a sentence
This is largely due to land use changes, namely the conversion of more fire-prone savannah in Central Africa to agricultural land, Swansea University wildfire researcher Cristina Santin Nuno told Carbon Brief.What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common|Lili Pike|September 17, 2020|Vox
Another option is to head over to HipCamp, an online directory of private land that’s open to camping, where you’ll find everything from yurts and cabins to treehouses and simple campsites on which to pitch your tent.
In the case of more recent boundaries, such as the Pleistocene-Holocene transition, it is not as easy to find an outcrop on land that documents the transition, so plumbing of paleoclimate archives is required.
What’s most needed is way to reboot our relationship with the oil palm—to find a way to produce more oil on less land.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
The land belonged to his in-laws, and they didn’t want anyone else on the property.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was supposed to land in Singapore at 8:57 a.m. local time.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Federal Duck Stamp Act raised the fee on stamps needed to hunt waterfowl on federal land from $15 to $25.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this American dream, we are emotionally tied to the people and land of our communities.
Chickens require significantly less land, water, and energy than all other meat options except farmed salmon.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then with your victorious legions you can march south and help drive the Yankee invaders from the land.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
It is a lofty and richly-decorated pile of the fourteenth century; and tells of the labours and the wealth of a foreign land.
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
It was more like the boarding of a ship than any land fight I had ever seen or imagined.
We see the whole land, even if but at a distance, instead of being limited merely to the spot where our foot treads.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for land (1 of 3)
- ground, esp with reference to its use, quality, etc
- (in combination)land-grabber
- any tract of ground capable of being owned as property, together with any buildings on it, extending above and below the surface
- any hereditament, tenement, or other interest; realty
- a country, region, or area
- the people of a country, etc
Derived forms of landlandless, adjectivelandlessness, noun
Word Origin for land
British Dictionary definitions for land (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for land (3 of 3)
- any of the federal states of Germany
- any of the provinces of Austria
Other Idioms and Phrases with land
In addition to the idioms beginning with land
- land in
- land on
- land up
- cloud-cuckoo land
- fall (land) on one's feet
- fat of the land
- la-la land
- lay of the land
- never-never land