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  Definition of land
  1. working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there''s no work on the land any more"
  2. the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation''s mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
  3. a politically organized body of people under a single government; "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"
  4. the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
  5. territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
  6. the solid part of the earth''s surface; "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"
  7. 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 plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
  8. United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
  9. extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
  10. the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
  11. a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
  12. bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
  13. reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
  14. cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
  15. shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  16. arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
  17. bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  18. deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent''s head"
Similar Words: farming, nation, country, a people, state, commonwealth, res publica, body politic, domain, demesne, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma, soil, Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land, estate, landed estate, acres, kingdom, realm, bring, set down, put down, bring down, down, shoot down, set ashore, shore


See Also: reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent


Hyponyms: Dutch, Dutch people, British, British people, the British, Brits, English, English people, the English, Irish, Irish people, the Irish, French, French people, Spanish, Spanish people, Swiss, Swiss people, the Swiss, Dominion, Reich, rogue state, renegade state, rogue nation, suzerain, sea power, world power, major power, great power, power, superpower, city state, ally, banana republic, fatherland, homeland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, native land, buffer state, buffer country, kingdom, tax haven, European country, European nation, African country, African nation, Asian country, Asian nation, South American country, South American nation, North American country, North American nation, Antigua and Barbuda, Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde, Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Cuba, Republic of Cuba, Haiti, Republic of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus, Dominica, Commonwealth of Dominica, East Timor, Fiji, Republic of Fiji, Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion, Etruria, Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, TT, Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati, Nauru, Republic of Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islands, sultanate, Burkina Faso, Upper Volta, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East Indies, Grenada, Maldives, Republic of Maldives, Malta, Republic of Malta, Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius, New Zealand, Palau, Republic of Palau, Philippines, Republic of the Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Independent State of Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principe, Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Rus, Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Ukrayina, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen, Turkmenia, Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands, Turkey, Republic of Turkey, Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu, New Hebrides, archduchy, barony, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emirate, empire, fiefdom, grand duchy, viscounty, khnate, realm, principality, princedom, Kingdom of God, sheikdom, sheikhdom, suzerainty, America, the Americas, archipelago, beachfront, cape, ness, coastal plain, floor, foreland, forest, woodland, timberland, timber, hills, island, isthmus, landmass, mainland, neck, oxbow, peninsula, plain, field, champaign, slash, wonderland, badlands, bottomland, bottom, coastland, cultivated land, farmland, plowland, ploughland, tilled land, tillage, tilth, overburden, permafrost, rangeland, turf, sod, sward, greensward, wetland, freehold, glebe, leasehold, smallholding, homestead, fief, feoff, countryseat, Crown land, manor, seigneury, seigniory, signory, hacienda, plantation, entail, farmstead, no man's land, lotusland, lotus land, alight, light, perch, force-land, beach, port, disembark, debark, set down, touch down, undershoot, belly-land, crash land, ground, run aground


Part Meronyms: country, state, Earth, world, globe


Derivational Morphology: farm, ground, run aground, earth, down, shoot down, set ashore, shore, put down, bring down, set down, lander, dry land, solid ground, terra firma, landing


Language Translations:
Albanian: vend   Basque: lur  
Bulgarian: земя   Catalan: atterrar and terra  
Chinese: 土地   Croatian: zemlja  
Danish: land   Dutch: land and landen  
Esperanto: lando   Estonian: maa and maanduma  
Finnish: laskeutua and maa   French: se poser and terre  
German: Land and landen   Greek: προσγειώνω and ξηρά  
Hebrew: ארץ and לנחות   Hungarian: leszáll and ország  
Icelandic: land and lenda   Ido: lando  
Indonesian: tanah   Italian: terra  
Japanese: 着陸 and 土地   Korean: 내리다 and  
Latin: terra   Lithuanian: sausuma  
Maltese: art   Norwegian: land  
Novial: lande   Polish: kraj and lądować  
Portuguese: aterrissar and terra   Romanian: ţară  
Russian: земля and приземляться   Serbian: земља, zemlja  
Slovene: kopno and pristati   Spanish: aterrizar and tierra  
Swahili: ardhi   Swedish: land  
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