Definitions of land:
- noun: the solid part of the earth's surface
Example: "The plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"
- 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)
Example: "The land had never been plowed"
- noun: United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
- noun: the land on which real estate is located
Example: "He built the house on land leased from the city"
- noun: working the land as an occupation or way of life
Example: "There's no work on the land any more"
- noun: the people who live in a nation or country
- noun: extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
Example: "The family owned a large estate on Long Island"
- noun: a domain in which something is dominant
Example: "A land of make-believe"
- noun: the territory occupied by a nation
Example: "He returned to the land of his birth"
- noun: territory over which rule or control is exercised
Example: "He made it the law of the land"
- noun: a politically organized body of people under a single government
Example: "An industrialized land"
- verb: bring ashore
Example: "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
- verb: deliver (a blow)
Example: "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
- verb: reach or come to rest
Example: "The bird landed on the highest branch"
- verb: cause to come to the ground
Example: "The pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
- verb: arrive on shore
Example: "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
- verb: bring into a different state
Example: "This may land you in jail"
- verb: shoot at and force to come down
Example: "The enemy landed several of our aircraft"
- name: A surname (common: 1 in 11111 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1358)
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