1. [ noun ] the land on which real estate is located

"he built the house on land leased from the city"

Related terms: real_property no_man's_land farmstead homestead
2. [ noun ] material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
Synonyms: soil ground

"the land had never been plowed" "good agricultural soil"

Related terms: object turf bottomland rangeland cultivated_land coastland permafrost overburden wetland badlands
3. [ verb ] reach or come to rest
Synonyms: set_down

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

Related terms: arrive alight touch_down crash_land disembark force-land undershoot belly-land beach port lander
4. [ noun ] (geography) territory over which rule or control is exercised
Synonyms: domain demesne

"his domain extended into Europe" "he made it the law of the land"

Related terms: region empire kingdom duchy earldom archduchy grand_duchy viscounty Kingdom_of_God principality sheikdom emirate suzerainty barony fiefdom khnate country
5. [ noun ] the solid part of the earth's surface
Synonyms: ground earth terra_firma solid_ground dry_land

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

Related terms: object hills island plain mainland floor cape landmass forest America peninsula slash neck oxbow isthmus wonderland foreland archipelago coastal_plain beachfront Earth down ground ground ground earth
6. [ noun ] (government,geography) the territory occupied by a nation
Synonyms: country state nation

"he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

Related terms: administrative_district Cuba Soviet_Union Australia fatherland Iceland European_country Philippines Dominican_Republic Turkey Indonesia kingdom Nauru Comoros Sri_Lanka Burkina_Faso Grenada Haiti east_timor Maldives Jamaica African_country Barbados Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines Trinidad_and_Tobago Asian_country buffer_state Samoa Dominica Cyprus democratic_republic_of_sao_tome_and_principe Papua_New_Guinea Bahamas sultanate Fiji Israel North_American_country South_American_country Tonga Malta Mauritius New_Zealand Vanuatu Saint_Christopher-Nevis Saint_Lucia Marshall_Islands Tuvalu Sao_Tome_e_Principe Seychelles Solomon_Islands Kiribati Russia Ukraine Turkmenistan Cape_Verde Antigua_and_Barbuda rus banana_republic etruria federated_states_of_micronesia tax_haven palau state department domain midland
7. [ verb ] cause to come to the ground
Synonyms: put_down bring_down

"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

Related terms: arrive air_travel landing
8. [ verb ] bring into a different state
Synonyms: bring

"this may land you in jail"

Related terms: change reduce rear
9. [ noun ] extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
Synonyms: acres estate demesne landed_estate

"the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

Related terms: real_property plantation barony countryseat smallholding leasehold latifundium seigneury Crown_land manor hacienda homestead entail fief glebe freehold
10. [ verb ] (transportation) bring ashore

"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

Related terms: bring ground
11. [ noun ] the people who live in a nation or country
Synonyms: country nation a_people nationality

"a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

Related terms: people Swiss French English British Irish Spanish dutch national
12. [ noun ] a domain in which something is dominant
Synonyms: realm kingdom

"the untroubled kingdom of reason" "a land of make-believe" "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"

Related terms: sphere lotus_land
13. [ adjective ] relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land

"land vehicles"

Related terms: air sea overland onshore
14. [ verb ] deliver, as of a blow

"He landed several blows on his opponent's head"

Related terms: deliver
15. [ noun ] (politics,geography) a politically organized body of people under a single government
Synonyms: state country nation commonwealth body_politic res_publica

"the state has elected a new president" "African nations" "students who had come to the nation's capitol" "the country's largest manufacturer" "an industrialized land"

Related terms: political_unit world_power ally Reich dominion renegade_state sea_power city_state suzerain estate
16. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1358
17. [ noun ] (photography,work,business) United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
Synonyms: edwin_herbert_land din_land
Related terms: inventor industrialist
18. [ adjective ] operating or living or growing on land
Synonyms: terrestrial
Related terms: amphibious aquatic
19. [ verb ] (nautical) arrive on shore
Synonyms: shore set_ashore

"The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

Related terms: arrive shore
20. [ verb ] shoot at and force to come down
Synonyms: shoot_down down

"the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

21. [ noun ] (work,agriculture) working the land as an occupation or way of life
Synonyms: farming

"farming is a strenuous life" "there's no work on the land any more"

Related terms: occupation farm
Similar spelling:   Landy