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overland

[ oh-ver-land, -luhnd ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌlænd, -lənd /
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adverb
by land; on terrain: to travel overland rather than by sea.
over or across the land: a road that winds overland.
adjective
proceeding, performed, or carried on overland: the overland route to the West.
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Origin of overland

First recorded in 1325–75, overland is from the Middle English word overlond.See over-, land

Other definitions for overland (2 of 2)

Overland
[ oh-ver-luhnd ]
/ ˈoʊ vər lənd /

noun
a city in E Missouri, near St. Louis.
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British Dictionary definitions for overland

overland
/ (ˈəʊvəˌlænd) /

adjective, adverb (prenominal)
over or across land
verb
Australian history to drive (cattle or sheep) overland

Derived forms of overland

overlander, noun
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