1. the land on which real estate is located;
- Example: "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);
- Example: "the land had never been plowed"
- Example: "good agricultural soil"
[syn: land, ground, soil]
3. territory over which rule or control is exercised;
- Example: "his domain extended into Europe"
- Example: "he made it the law of the land"
[syn: domain, demesne, land]
4. the solid part of the earth's surface;
- Example: "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"
- Example: "the earth shook for several minutes"
- Example: "he dropped the logs on the ground"
[syn: land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma]
5. the territory occupied by a nation;
- Example: "he returned to the land of his birth"
- Example: "he visited several European countries"
[syn: country, state, land]
6. a domain in which something is dominant;
- Example: "the untroubled kingdom of reason"
- Example: "a land of make-believe"
- Example: "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
[syn: kingdom, land, realm]
7. extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use;
- Example: "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
[syn: estate, land, landed estate, acres, demesne]
8. the people who live in a nation or country;
- Example: "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"
- Example: "the news was announced to the nation"
- Example: "the whole country worshipped him"
[syn: nation, land, country]
9. a politically organized body of people under a single government;
- Example: "the state has elected a new president"
- Example: "African nations"
- Example: "students who had come to the nation's capitol"
- Example: "the country's largest manufacturer"
- Example: "an industrialized land"
[syn: state, nation, country, land, 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: Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land]
11. agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life;
- Example: "farming is a strenuous life"
- Example: "there's no work on the land any more"
[syn: farming, land]
1. reach or come to rest;
- Example: "The bird landed on the highest branch"
- Example: "The plane landed in Istanbul"
[syn: land, set down]
2. cause to come to the ground;
- Example: "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
[syn: land, put down, bring down]
3. bring into a different state;
- Example: "this may land you in jail"
[syn: bring, land]
4. bring ashore;
- Example: "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
5. deliver (a blow);
- Example: "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
6. arrive on shore;
- Example: "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
[syn: land, set ashore, shore]
7. shoot at and force to come down;
- Example: "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
[syn: down, shoot down, land]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Land \Land\ (l[a^]nd), n. Urine. See Lant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Land \Land\, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Go view the land, even Jericho. --Josh. ii. 1. [1913 Webster] Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay. --Goldsmith.The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Land \Land\, v. i. 1. To come to the end of a course; to arrive at a destination, literally or figuratively; as, he landed in trouble; after hithchiking for a week, he landed in Los Angeles. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. Specifically: To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically: To reach and come to rest on land after having been in the air; as, the arrow landed in a flower bed; the golf ball landed in a sand trap; our airplane landed in Washington. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Land \Land\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Landed; p. pr. & vb. n. Landing.] 1. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark. [1913 Webster] I 'll undertake to land them on our coast. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Specifically: (Aeronautics) To pilot (an airplane) from the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway. [PJC]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
LAND, n. A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure. Carried to its logical conclusion, it means that some have the right to prevent others from living; for the right to own implies the right exclusively to occupy; and in fact laws of trespass are enacted wherever property in land is recognized. It follows that if the whole area of _terra firma_ is owned by A, B and C, there will be no place for D, E, F and G to be born, or, born as trespassers, to exist. A life on the ocean wave, A home on the rolling deep, For the spark the nature gave I have there the right to keep. They give me the cat-o'-nine Whenever I go ashore. Then ho! for the flashing brine -- I'm a natural commodore! DodleMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
204 Moby Thesaurus words for "land": acquire, acreage, acres, airspace, alight, ally, archduchy, archdukedom, area, arrive, bag, belt, berth, body politic, buffer state, captive nation, capture, catch, chattels real, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, climb down, colony, come down, come in, come to land, commonweal, commonwealth, confines, continental shelf, corridor, country, county, crash-land, debark, debus, demesne, department, deplane, descend, detrain, dirt, disembark, disemplane, dismount, district, ditch, division, dock, domain, dominion, downwind, drop anchor, dry land, duchy, dukedom, earldom, earth, empery, empire, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entrap, environs, estate, fatherland, foul, free city, get, get down, get off, go ashore, grand duchy, ground, grounds, harpoon, heartland, hinterland, homeland, honor, hook, kingdom, landed property, lands, lasso, level off, light, loam, lot, lots, make a landfall, make land, make port, mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, manor, mesh, messuage, milieu, moor, motherland, mould, nail, nation, nationality, native land, neighborhood, net, noose, obtain, offshore rights, overshoot, pancake, parcel, part, parts, perch, place, plat, plot, polis, polity, possession, power, praedium, precincts, premises, principality, principate, property, protectorate, province, puppet government, puppet regime, purlieus, put in, put into port, quadrat, quarter, reach land, real estate, real property, realm, realty, region, republic, roost, rope, sack, salient, satellite, section, secure, seneschalty, set down, settle, settle down, settle on, settle upon, settlement, sit, snag, snare, sniggle, sod, soil, solid ground, sovereign nation, space, spear, state, sultanate, superpower, take, take captive, talk down, tangle, tangle up with, tenements, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, three-mile limit, tie up, toft, toparchia, toparchy, touch down, trap, turf, twelve-mile limit, unboat, unhorse, upwind, vicinage, vicinity, win, zone