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

Origin of landless

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landlēas. See land, -less
Related formsland·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for landless

Historical Examples of landless

  • Mr. Landless has a book of poems—I mean—poems enough to make a book.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

  • Mr. Landless has explained it all in the most interesting way.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

  • But he's terrible down on you, Mr. Landless, because the baby's a boy.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

  • They are not perfect but the most favorable to the landless that the world has ever known.


    Calvin Elliott

  • "Your curses seem not to have availed, friend," said Landless.

    Prisoners of Hope

    Mary Johnston