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Idioms for land

    land/fall on one's feet, feet(def 3).
    see how the land lies, to investigate in advance; inform oneself of the facts of a situation before acting: You should see how the land lies before making a formal proposal.Compare lay of the land.

Origin of land

before 900; Middle English (noun and v.), Old English (noun); cognate with Dutch, German, Old Norse, Gothic land; akin to Irish lann, Welsh llan church (orig. enclosure), Breton lann heath. See lawn1

OTHER WORDS FROM land

land·like, adjectivere·land, verbun·der·land, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lands (1 of 4)

lands
/ (lændz) /

pl n

holdings in land
Southern African the part of a farm on which crops are grown

British Dictionary definitions for lands (2 of 4)

land
/ (lænd) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of land

landless, adjectivelandlessness, noun

Word Origin for land

Old English; compare Old Norse, Gothic land, Old High German lant

British Dictionary definitions for lands (3 of 4)

Land1
/ (lænd) /

noun

Edwin Herbert. 1909–91, US inventor of the Polaroid Land camera

British Dictionary definitions for lands (4 of 4)

Land2
/ German (lant) /

noun plural Länder (ˈlɛndər)

  1. any of the federal states of Germany
  2. any of the provinces of Austria
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Idioms and Phrases with lands

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