Land - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lænd|  American pronunciation of the word land
Brit.  |lænd|  British pronunciation of the word land


- the land on which real estate is located
he built the house on land leased from the city
- material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use) (syn: ground, soil)
the land had never been plowed
- territory over which rule or control is exercised (syn: demesne, domain)
he made it the law of the land
- the solid part of the earth's surface (syn: earth, ground)
the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
- the territory occupied by a nation (syn: country, state)
he returned to the land of his birth
- a domain in which something is dominant (syn: kingdom, realm)
a land of make-believe
- extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use (syn: demesne, estate)
the family owned a large estate on Long Island
- the people who live in a nation or country (syn: country, nation)
- a politically organized body of people under a single government (syn: commonwealth, country, nation, state)
an industrialized land
- United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
- agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life (syn: farming)
there's no work on the land any more


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

Extra examples

The land along the highway

The land stretched as far as you could see.

They cleared some land to grow crops.

After two days of sailing, we were miles from land.

They invaded the country by land and by sea.

They own land in Alaska.

They bought some land and built a house.

His lands extend as far as the eye can see.

He was the most powerful politician in the land.

The lands of the Far East

The plane landed on the runway.

We watched the seaplanes landing on the water.

The bird landed in a tree.

A butterfly landed on the flower.

Our flight was scheduled to land in Pittsburgh at 4:00.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: land
he/she/it: lands
present participle: landing
past tense: landed
past participle: landed
singular: land
plural: lands
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