Definitions for land

Definitions for (noun) land

Main entry: farming, land

Definition: agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

Usage: farming is a strenuous life; there's no work on the land any more

Main entry: land, nation, country

Definition: the people who live in a nation or country

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

Main entry: res publica, state, country, commonwealth, body politic, nation, land

Definition: a politically organized body of people under a single government

Usage: 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

Main entry: country, state, land

Definition: the territory occupied by a nation

Usage: he returned to the land of his birth; he visited several European countries

Main entry: domain, demesne, land

Definition: territory over which rule or control is exercised

Usage: his domain extended into Europe; he made it the law of the land

Main entry: land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, dry land, earth

Definition: the solid part of the earth's surface

Usage: 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

Main entry: ground, land, soil

Definition: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

Usage: the land had never been plowed; good agricultural soil

Main entry: Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land

Definition: United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)

Main entry: demesne, acres, estate, land, landed estate

Definition: extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

Usage: the family owned a large estate on Long Island

Main entry: land

Definition: the land on which real estate is located

Usage: he built the house on land leased from the city

Main entry: land, kingdom, realm

Definition: a domain in which something is dominant

Usage: the untroubled kingdom of reason; a land of make-believe; the rise of the realm of cotton in the south

Definitions for (verb) land

Main entry: land, bring

Definition: bring into a different state

Usage: this may land you in jail

Main entry: set down, land

Definition: reach or come to rest

Usage: The bird landed on the highest branch; The plane landed in Istanbul

Main entry: bring down, land, put down

Definition: cause to come to the ground

Usage: the pilot managed to land the airplane safely

Main entry: land, down, shoot down

Definition: shoot at and force to come down

Usage: the enemy landed several of our aircraft

Main entry: shore, set ashore, land

Definition: arrive on shore

Usage: The ship landed in Pearl Harbor

Main entry: land

Definition: bring ashore

Usage: The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island

Main entry: land

Definition: deliver (a blow)

Usage: He landed several blows on his opponent's head

Visual thesaurus for land