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Definitions of land

  1. the people who live in a nation or country; " a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; " the news was announced to the nation"; " the whole country worshipped him"
  2. a politically organized body of people under a single government; " the state has elected a new president"; " African nations"; " students who had come to the nation's capitol"; " the country's largest manufacturer"; " an industrialized land"
  3. bring into a different state; " this may land you in jail"
  4. territory over which rule or control is exercised; " his domain extended into Europe"; " he made it the law of the land"
  5. United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one- step photographic process ( 1909- 1991)
  6. working the land as an occupation or way of life; " farming is a strenuous life"; " there's no work on the land any more"
  7. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow ( especially with reference to its quality or use); " the land had never been plowed"; " good agricultural soil"
  8. a domain in which something is dominant; " the untroubled kingdom of reason"; " a land of make- believe"; " the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
  9. deliver, as of a blow; " He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  10. reach or come to rest; " The bird landed on the highest branch"; " The plane landed in Istanbul"
  11. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; " land vehicles"
  12. operating or living or growing on land
  13. the territory occupied by a nation; " he returned to the land of his birth"; " he visited several European countries"
  14. the land on which real estate is located; " he built the house on land leased from the city"
  15. cause to come to the ground; " the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
  16. shoot at and force to come down; " the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  17. arrive on shore; " The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
  18. bring ashore; " The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  19. deliver ( a blow); " He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  20. Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
  21. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
  22. The inhabitants of a nation or people.
  23. The mainland, in distinction from islands.
  24. The ground or floor.
  25. The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
  26. Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate.
  27. In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves.
  28. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
  29. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
  30. To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
  31. To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course.
  32. To set on shore.
  33. The solid part of the surface of the earth; - opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
  34. The lap of the strakes in a clinker- built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; - called also landing.
  35. The solid portion of the surface of the globe; a country or district; ground or soil, with reference to its use; as, farm- land; real estate.
  36. To set on shore; as, to land passengers from a ship; capture and bring to shore; as, to land a flsh; win; as, to land a prize; put down after carrying; as, the train landed him at his destination.
  37. To come or go on shore; to arrive at a dock, as a vessel; disembark; get down from, out of, or off from.
  38. Earth, the solid portion of the surface of the globe: a country: a district: soil: real estate: a nation or people.
  39. To set on land or on shore.
  40. To come on land or on shore.
  41. Earth; solid ground; a region; soil; real estate.
  42. To come on land.
  43. To set on land.
  44. To bring to the land; debark; go or come ashore.
  45. The solid surface of the earth; a continent; ground or soil; real estate.
  46. Earth; the solid portion of the surface of the globe, or any portion of it; a country or district; ground; soil; real estate; a nation or people.
  47. To go on shore; to arrive. To make the land, to discover land from the sea as the ship approaches it. To shut in the land, to lose sight of the land left, by the intervention of a point or promontory. To set the land, to see by the compass how it bears from the ship. Land o' the Leal, the place of the loyal or faithful; heaven.
  48. Urine. See Lant.
  49. The dry solid portion of the earth; a district, region, or country; soil; earth; ground which any one possesses.
  50. To set on shore from a vessel; to go on shore from a ship; to disembark.
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Usage examples for land

  1. They own the land. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. " But I might not land there," he explained. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  3. When I land you there, I will talk to you." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. " That is easy to promise now, Kari, but it will be time to talk of it when we do reach your land," I said, laughing, and asked him when we were to start. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  5. This is a free land. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  6. The land agent nodded and the other continued: My name's Prescott. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  7. How much is land worth around here? – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  8. Just as soon as you get part of the land ready, I will begin. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  9. He had taken seizen of his land. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  10. It wasn't my land that I saw. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  11. All of evil was coming to the land because this had not been done. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  12. I can land there, anyway. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  13. Don't lose for a moment the thought that you are near land, that you are almost there. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  14. You never know where they'll start from or where they'll land. – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  15. Do you suppose Father will land him? – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  16. I ceased to stir abroad beyond my own land. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  17. He won't land me on top of the house, nor on top of the ground, neither. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  18. What's the lay of the land, Captain? – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
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