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Land meaning

land - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. the territory occupied by a nation; " he returned to the land of his birth"; " he visited several European countries"
  2. 2. the land on which real estate is located; " he built the house on land leased from the city"
  3. 3. cause to come to the ground; " the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
  4. 4. shoot at and force to come down; " the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  5. 5. arrive on shore; " The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
  6. 6. bring ashore; " The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  7. 7. deliver ( a blow); " He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
  10. 10. The inhabitants of a nation or people.
  11. 11. The mainland, in distinction from islands.
  12. 12. The ground or floor.
  13. 13. The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
  17. 17. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. The lap of the strakes in a clinker- built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; - called also landing.
  22. 22. Earth; solid ground; a region; soil; real estate.
  23. 23. To come on land.
  24. 24. To set on land.

land - examples of usage

  1. You can ask almost anything for your land. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. But 'the juke's country' is a well- known land. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Of course we could see the land-" " Wait a minute! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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