- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for land
Origin of land
OTHER WORDS FROM landlandlike, adjectivere·land, verbun·der·land, noun
Words nearby land
Definition for land (2 of 3)
Definition for land (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for land
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.
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
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.
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
In this American dream, we are emotionally tied to the people and land of our communities.
In its over 1,000-year history, the land has soaked in the blood of millions of people.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rural churches were deserted, and the connection between the land and the bounty of harvests was gone.
Had that not been the case Bandy-legs could never have fallen down through it to land in the fireplace below.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods|Lawrence J. Leslie
Every land is considered with reference to the fatherland, other known lands, the equator, and the poles.The School System of Norway|David Allen Anderson
A slight figure could be seen immediately above the bulwark on the land side.Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
It is impossible to determine nicely where the land ends and the sea begins.In the Heart of Vosges|Matilda Betham-Edwards
I heard about the 40 acres of land and a mule the ex-slaves would get after the war, but I didn't pay any attention to it.
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)
noun plural Länder (ˈlɛndər)
- any of the federal states of Germany
- any of the provinces of Austria
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