Land - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- the land on which real estate is located
- 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)
- territory over which rule or control is exercised(syn: demesne, domain)
- the solid part of the earth's surface(syn: earth, ground)
- the territory occupied by a nation(syn: country, state)
- a domain in which something is dominant(syn: kingdom, realm)
- extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use(syn: acres, demesne, estate)

▼ (4)

verb

- reach or come to rest
- cause to come to the ground
- bring into a different state(syn: bring)
- bring ashore
- deliver (a blow)
- arrive on shore(syn: shore)
- shoot at and force to come down(syn: down)

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

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