AskDefine | Define land

Dictionary Definition

land adj
1 relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; "land vehicles" [syn: land(a)] [ant: sea(a), air(a)]
2 operating or living or growing on land [syn: terrestrial, land(a)] [ant: amphibious, aquatic]

Noun

1 the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
2 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" [syn: ground, soil]
3 the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground" [syn: dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma]
4 territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land" [syn: domain, demesne]
5 the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" [syn: country, state]
6 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" [syn: kingdom, realm]
7 extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island" [syn: estate, landed estate, acres, demesne]
8 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" [syn: nation, country, a people]
9 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" [syn: state, nation, country, commonwealth, res publica, body politic]
10 United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991) [syn: Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land]
11 working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more" [syn: farming]

Verb

1 reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul" [syn: set down]
2 cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely" [syn: put down, bring down]
3 bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail" [syn: bring]
4 bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
5 deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
6 arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor" [syn: set ashore, shore]
7 shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft" [syn: down, shoot down]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Land

English

Etymology

< land, lond < < .

Pronunciation

  • /lænd/
  • /l

Extensive Definition

Land may refer to:
  • Land, the part of the Earth that is not covered by water
  • terrestrial ecoregion
    • Landform, a feature of the land
    • Landscape, the layout, appearance and character of a land area
    • Land bridge, a feature exposed during periods of low sea level
  • Länder, the Federal states of Germany or Austria
  • län in Sweden (and lääni in Finland)
A synonym for a region belonging to a people:
In law:
In economics:
  • Land (economics), a factor of production comprising all naturally occurring resources
  • Land economy, the study of land usage and development
  • Land grant, a gift of land made by the government for public projects
  • Land reform, the redistribution of land
In music:
A surname found in Britain, Denmark, Germany and the US:
Other:
land in Breton: Bro
land in Welsh: Tir
land in Danish: Land
land in German: Land
land in Indonesian: Land
land in Italian: Land
land in Georgian: მიწა
land in Dutch: Land
land in Dutch Low Saxon: Laand
land in Japanese: ランド
land in Norwegian: Land
land in Polish: Kraj
land in Russian: Федеральная земля
land in Slovak: Krajina
land in Swedish: Land (olika betydelser)
land in Chinese: 土地

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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