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Noun: land  land
  1. The area of ground on which real estate is located
    "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)
    "the land had never been ploughed";
    - ground, soil
  3. Territory over which rule or control is exercised
    "he made it the law of the land";
    - domain, demesne
  4. The solid part of the earth's surface
    "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land";
    - dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma
  5. The territory occupied by a nation
    "he returned to the land of his birth";
    - country, state
  6. A domain in which something is dominant
    "a land of make-believe";
    - kingdom, realm
  7. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    - estate, landed estate, acres, demesne
  8. The people who live in a nation or country
    "a statement that sums up the land's mood";
    - nation, country
  9. A politically organized body of people under a single government
    "an industrialized land";
    - state, nation, country, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
  10. Agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
    "there's no work on the land any more";
    - farming
Verb: land  land
  1. Reach or come to rest
    "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul";
    - set down
  2. (air travel) cause to come to the ground
    "the pilot managed to land the aeroplane safely";
    - put down, bring down
  3. Bring into a different state
    "this may land you in jail";
    - bring
  4. Bring ashore
    "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  5. Deliver (a blow)
    "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  6. Arrive on shore
    "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor";
    - set ashore, shore
  7. Shoot at and force to come down
    "the enemy landed several of our aircraft";
    - down [informal], shoot down
Noun: Land  land
  1. United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
    - Edwin H. Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land

Derived forms: landing, Lands, lands, landed

See also: lay

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, alter, area, arena, arrive, article, artificer, bring, business, change, come, convey, deliver, discoverer, domain, drive home, field, get, immovable, industrialist, inventor, job, line, line of work, modify, object, occupation, orbit, people, physical object, political entity, political unit, real estate, real property, realty, region, sphere, take, territorial division

Part of: Earth, globe, world

Encyclopedia: Land, Peter