overland

[ oh-ver-land, -luh nd ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. overjoyed,
  2. overkill,
  3. overlade,
  4. overlaid,
  5. overlain,
  6. overland mail,
  7. overland park,
  8. overland stage,
  9. overland trail,
  10. overlap

Origin of overland

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

Overland

[ oh-ver-luh nd ]
/ 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 Formsoverlander, noun

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