• Of or relating to land.
  • Residing or growing on land.


  • (agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.
  • In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
  • (nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing.
  • The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.

    "Most insects live on land."

  • A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  • (often in combination) realm, domain.

    "Maybe that's how it works in TV-land, but not in the real world."

  • lant; urine
  • (electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
  • (obsolete) The ground or floor.
  • (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.
  • A country or region.

    "They come from a faraway land."

  • (often in combination) realm, domain.

    "I'm going to Disneyland."

  • (Ireland, colloquial) A fright.

    "He got an awful land when the police arrived."

  • (travel) The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc.

    "Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices."

  • In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows.
  • Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.

    "There are 50 acres of land in this estate."

  • The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming.

    "wet land; good or bad land for growing potatoes"


  • (intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.

    "The plane is about to land."

  • (intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  • (transitive) To deliver.
  • (intransitive) To come into rest.
  • (transitive) To acquire; to secure.
  • (dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
  • (transitive) To bring to land.

    "It can be tricky to land a helicopter.Use the net to land the fish."

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