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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. extensive landed property ( especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; " the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
  3. 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"
  4. bring into a different state; " this may land you in jail"
  5. territory over which rule or control is exercised; " his domain extended into Europe"; " he made it the law of the land"
  6. United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one- step photographic process ( 1909- 1991)
  7. working the land as an occupation or way of life; " farming is a strenuous life"; " there's no work on the land any more"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. deliver, as of a blow; " He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  11. reach or come to rest; " The bird landed on the highest branch"; " The plane landed in Istanbul"
  12. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; " land vehicles"
  13. operating or living or growing on land
  14. the territory occupied by a nation; " he returned to the land of his birth"; " he visited several European countries"
  15. the land on which real estate is located; " he built the house on land leased from the city"
  16. cause to come to the ground; " the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
  17. shoot at and force to come down; " the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  18. arrive on shore; " The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
  19. bring ashore; " The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  20. deliver ( a blow); " He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  21. The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.
  22. 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.
  23. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
  24. The inhabitants of a nation or people.
  25. The mainland, in distinction from islands.
  26. The ground or floor.
  27. The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
  31. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
  32. 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.
  33. To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course.
  34. To set on shore.
  35. 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.
  36. The lap of the strakes in a clinker- built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; - called also landing.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. To come or go on shore; to arrive at a dock, as a vessel; disembark; get down from, out of, or off from.
  40. Earth, the solid portion of the surface of the globe: a country: a district: soil: real estate: a nation or people.
  41. To set on land or on shore.
  42. To come on land or on shore.
  43. Earth; solid ground; a region; soil; real estate.
  44. To come on land.
  45. To set on land.
  46. To bring to the land; debark; go or come ashore.
  47. The solid surface of the earth; a continent; ground or soil; real estate.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Urine. See Lant.
  51. The dry solid portion of the earth; a district, region, or country; soil; earth; ground which any one possesses.
  52. To set on shore from a vessel; to go on shore from a ship; to disembark.
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Antonyms for land

bugger off, go off, enclosure, leave, push on, scarper, line, clear off, go away, embark, cut out, landmark, weigh anchor, marches, frontier, termination, sea, boundary, go, walk out, depart, start, verge, pull out, bail, confines, set sail, dig out, BUG OFF, Begone, get off, aquatic, bourn, push off, bail out, take off, vamoose, limit, term, amphibious, set out, bug out, clear out, air, bourne.

Quotes of land

  1. This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty- the cause of humanity. – William Jennings Bryan
  2. To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself. – Leonard Cohen
  3. As a former mayor, I know that local governments must have control over land use decisions. – Elton Gallegly
  4. Only around 2% of the earth's surface is cultivatable land – Susan George
  5. If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land you must have command of the air. – William Halsey
  6. The first treasure California began to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land – John Jakes
  7. In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance. – Ron Kind
  8. I rise today in support of Bill C -38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law. – Paul Martin
  9. People in Eastern Washington should be confident in knowing that the government will not come and seize their property or farm land Legislation is needed to correct this decision and restore the principle of having limited government involvement. – Cathy McMorris
  10. Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious. – Charles Munch
  11. Pouring concrete on land you don't own is called a calculated risk, if you don't pour you loose millions. – Eddie Perez
  12. In the laws of the land she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented. – Ernestine Rose
  13. Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows. – Siegfried Sassoon
  14. The existence of an area of free land its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement, explain American development. – Frederick Jackson Turner
  15. All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca

Usage examples for land

  1. " 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
  2. They own the land – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  3. The land agent nodded and the other continued: My name's Prescott. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  4. How much is land worth around here? – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  5. This is a free land – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  6. I ceased to stir abroad beyond my own land – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  7. When I land you there, I will talk to you." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Of course we could see the land Wait a minute! – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. He had taken seizen of his land – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  10. 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
  11. It wasn't my land that I saw. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  12. What's the lay of the land Captain? – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  13. You never know where they'll start from or where they'll land – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  14. I changed my opinion before we got to the land – My Friend The Murderer by A. Conan Doyle
  15. All of evil was coming to the land because this had not been done. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  16. " But I might not land there," he explained. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  17. I can land there, anyway. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  18. Just as soon as you get part of the land ready, I will begin. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  19. Do you suppose Father will land him? – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  20. 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