[ oh-ver-land, -luh nd ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌlænd, -lənd /


by land; on terrain: to travel overland rather than by sea.
over or across the land: a road that winds overland.


proceeding, performed, or carried on overland: the overland route to the West.

Origin of overland

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

Definition for overland (2 of 2)

[ oh-ver-luh nd ]
/ ˈoʊ vər lənd /


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

/ (ˈəʊvəˌlænd) /

adjective, adverb (prenominal)

over or across land


Australian history to drive (cattle or sheep) overland

Derived forms of overland

overlander, noun
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