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What does "Land" mean?

Definition

(n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land (n.) 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 (n.) The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing (n.) The ground or floor (n.) The inhabitants of a nation or people (n.) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing (n.) The mainland, in distinction from islands (n.) 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 (n.) Urine. See Lant (v. i.) To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course (v. t.) To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark


Synonyms bring, down, state, earth, ground, domain, realm, estate, country, put down, demesne, shore, soil, nation, terrestrial, kingdom, commonwealth, nationality, body politic, terra firma, farming, bring down, acres, set down, shoot down, res publica, dry land, landed estate, solid ground, set ashore, a people


Example: "The plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" Example: "The land had never been plowed" Example: "He built the house on land leased from the city" Example: "There's no work on the land any more" Example: "The family owned a large estate on Long Island" Example: "A land of make-believe" Example: "He returned to the land of his birth" Example: "He made it the law of the land" Example: "An industrialized land" Example: "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island" Example: "He landed several blows on his opponent's head" Example: "The bird landed on the highest branch" Example: "The pilot managed to land the airplane safely" Example: "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor" Example: "This may land you in jail" Example: "The enemy landed several of our aircraft"


Word Family landed, landing, landings, landless, lands, landward, landwards