[ land-lis ]

  1. without landed property; not owning land: a landless noble.

Origin of landless

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landlēas.See land, -less

Other words from landless

  • land·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby landless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use landless in a sentence

  • While they are beautiful countries that are rich in culture and history, that colonial past has meant they have historically been home to large, landless, poor, rural populations, including many indigenous people of Mayan descent.

  • Still, you were then but the landless house-carle captain, and yet you dared to look up to the daughter of the ealdorman.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
  • But we do not know whether iron implements may not yet be found in the sepulchres of Thetes, and other poor and landless men.

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
  • But being landless and moneyless they were dependent for employment on the old master class.

    The Ultimate Criminal | Archibald H. Grimke
  • But they were as serviceable as they were precious to Neville landless.

    The Problem of 'Edwin Drood' | W. Robertson Nicoll