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Land appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Usage statistics for the noun land:

spoken English44.24%written English55.76% conversational speech11.82%task-oriented speech88.18% imaginative writing32.19%informational writing67.81%
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Land is sometimes a misspelling of late or led.

The word land is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun land

What does land mean as a name of something?

Land is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: lands

  1. the land on which real estate is located
    • example: he built the house on land leased from the city
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic terms: immovable / real estate / real property / realty = property consisting of houses and land
    • more specific terms:
      • farmstead = the buildings and adjacent grounds of a farm
      • homestead = the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
      • no man's land = land that is unowned and uninhabited
  2. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
  3. territory over which rule or control is exercised
    • example: he made it the law of the land
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of land: demesne / domain
    • more generic word: region = a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: country / state = the territory occupied by a nation
  4. the solid part of the earth's surface
    • example: the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of land: dry land / earth / ground / solid ground / terra firma
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
    • more specific terms:
      • archipelago = a group of many islands in a large body of water
      • beachfront = a strip of land running along a beach
      • cape / ness = a strip of land projecting into a body of water
      • coastal plain = a plain adjacent to a coast
      • floor = the ground on which people and animals move about
      • foreland = land forming the forward margin of something
      • timberland / woodland / forest / timber = land that is covered with trees and shrubs
      • island = a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
      • isthmus = a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
      • land mass / landmass = a large continuous extent of land
      • mainland = the main land mass of a country or continent
      • neck = a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
      • oxbow = the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
      • peninsula = a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
      • champaign / field / plain = extensive tract of level open land
      • slash = an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging
      • wonderland = a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
    • instance: America = North America and South America and Central America
    • part of: earth / globe / world = the 3rd planet from the sun
  5. the territory occupied by a nation
  6. a domain in which something is dominant
  7. extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of land: acres / demesne / estate / landed estate
    • more generic terms: immovable / real estate / real property / realty = property consisting of houses and land
    • more specific terms:
      • freehold = an estate held in fee simple or for life
      • glebe = plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
      • leasehold = land or property held under a lease
      • smallholding = a piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation
      • homestead = land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
      • feoff / fief = a piece of land held under the feudal system
      • barony = the estate of a baron
      • countryseat = an estate in the country
      • Crown land = land that belongs to the Crown
      • manor = the landed estate of a lord
      • seigneury / seigniory / signory = the estate of a seigneur
      • hacienda = a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
      • plantation = an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale
      • entail = land received by fee tail
  8. the people who live in a nation or country
  9. a politically organized body of people under a single government
  10. agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
    • example: there's no work on the land any more
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of land: farming
    • more generic terms: business / job / line / line of work / occupation = the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

Alternative definition of the noun land

noun

  1. The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
  2. real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
  3. A country or region.
  4. A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  5. Ground that is suitable for farming.
  6. (Ireland / colloquial) a fright.
  7. [electronics] A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
  8. In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
  9. The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.

Specialised definition of the noun land

Glossary of finance / mortgage

a resource that can be used for production or residential use, and ownership allows companies and individuals to exploit minerals, oil, soil, and other resources

Definition of the adjective land

What does land mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: lander |

  1. Of or relating to land.
  2. Residing or growing on land.

Definition of the verb land

What does land mean as a doing word?

Land is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: landed | landing | lands

  1. reach or come to rest
    • examples: The bird landed on the highest branch | The plane landed in Istanbul | The airplane is sure to land
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of land: set down
    • more generic words: arrive / come / get = reach a destination
    • more specific terms:
  2. cause to come to the ground
    • example: the pilot managed to land the airplane safely
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - human or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Lydia pocketed the change
      [Agent - human or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in / on / under [Location]Lydia pocketed the change in her left pocket
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]The plane landed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Location]I landed there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] in / on / under [Location]I landed in Russia

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): berth, dock, drydock, ground, lodge, stable.

    • domain: air / air travel / aviation
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of land: bring down / put down
    • more generic words: arrive / come / get = reach a destination
    • cause: set down
  3. bring into a different state
    • example: this may land you in jail
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of land: bring
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  4. bring ashore
    • example: The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: bring / convey / take = take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    • more specific terms:
  5. deliver (a blow)
    • example: He landed several blows on his opponent's head
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic terms: deliver / drive home = carry out or perform
  6. arrive on shore
    • example: The ship landed in Pearl Harbor
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of land: set ashore / shore
    • more generic words: arrive / come / get = reach a destination
  7. shoot at and force to come down
    • example: the enemy landed several of our aircraft
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of land: down / shoot down

Groups

  1. Land was a Seattle based music group founded and led by Jeff Greinke. Their music is described by guitarist Dennis Rea as "an odd blend of jazz, rock, electronic, and world music." Land was active from 1993 until 2001 and released three albums. In 1996 they toured China, Hong Kong, and Macau, including a performance at the prestigious Beijing International Jazz Festival.
  2. Land is a musical group.
    • albums: "Opuscule", "1988-1997", "Иди и смотри"
    • official website: www.landsite.net
  3. Land is a musical group.
    • album: "Point Me to the Skies"

There are other groups with in their name, like Po'land, Land:Fire, Wood-Land, Never Land, Frozen Land, Ivan's Land, Land of Fog, Nomans Land, Unholy Land, Wasted Land, Land of Kush, Land of Talk, No Mans Land, Promise Land, Shadows Land, Land in Sicht, no-man's-land, Orphaned Land, Treasure Land and Forgotten Land.

Music

  1. "Land" is the fourth full-length album by the Faroese Viking / folk metal band Týr. It is a multilingual album with vocals in Faroese, English, Norwegian, Danish in Sinklars Vísa and Icelandic in Brennivín. It was released on May 30, 2008 through Napalm Records. The album is based on Nordic folklore. The final track is a new version of the song "Hail To The Hammer" which originally appeared on a demo in 2000, and again on How Far To Asgaard in 2002.
  2. "Land" a.k.a. "Sixology" is Singaporean Mandopop Singer-songwriter JJ Lin's sixth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 18 October 2008 by the Ocean Butterflies Music and contains 14 tracks. It is called this because it is his sixth album. There are three versions for this album. The song "主角" is popular in China, with many performances recently and concerts in many cities.
  3. "LAND" is a musical album of Yuzu.
    • released on
  4. "Land" a.k.a. "Land (1975-2002)": Land is a two disc compilation album by Patti Smith, released on March 19, 2002, on Arista Records. Land contains a collection of recordings from her eight previous albums on the first disc, along with B-sides and unreleased songs on the second disc. The album ranked number eight in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002". It is dedicated to the memory of Richard Sohl.
  5. "Land" was a one-off charity single released in 1993, credited to The Tragically Hip, Midnight Oil, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers and Daniel Lanois. All five artists were part of that year's Another Roadside Attraction tour.
  6. "Land" was released in 1983 on Jive Records. It was The Comsat Angels' fourth album. The album was reissued on CD in 2001 with five b-sides as bonus tracks for Jive's "Connoisseur Collection".
  7. "Land": Land is the eponymous first full-length album by the American group Land. Land was recorded at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle in 1994 and released by the Australian label Extreme in 1995. All tracks were composed by Jeff Greinke with the exception of "Shu", which was composed by Greinke and Dennis Rea.
  8. "Land" is a musical album of B. J. Nilsen.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  9. "Land" a.k.a. "{LAND}" is a musical EP of Thick Line Thin Line.
    • released on
  10. "Land" is a musical album of Novella.
    • released on
  11. "Land" is a musical album of Porya Hatami.
    • released on
  12. "Land" is a musical album of Maggot Brain.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  13. "Land" is a musical album of Captain Tractor.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  14. "Land" is a musical album of Robert Mirabal.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  15. "Land" is a musical EP of The Bizarre Orkeztra.
  16. "Land" is a composition.
  17. "Land" is a musical album of Ro-robot.

Writings

  1. "Land" is a 1902 novel by Ukrainian writer Olha Kobylianska.
    • also known as Zemlia, Zemlya
    • language: Ukrainian Language
    • characters:
      • Ivonika
      • Maria
      • Mikhaylo
      • Anna
      • Sava
      • Rakhira
    • subject: Peasant
    • released in (113 years ago)
  2. "Land" is a book by Sinclair Lewis.
  3. "Land" is a book by Park Kyung-ni.
  4. "Land" is a book by Nicholas Johnson.
    • also known as "Land: poems, 1983-1998"

Films

  1. "Land" a.k.a. "Terra" is a 2012 drama short film written by Piero Messina and Giacomo Bendotti, and directed by Piero Messina.
  2. "Land" is a 2013 animated film written and directed by Masanobu Hiraoka.

Character

Land is a fictional character in the 2011 animated short film Land: An Animation.

Miscellanea

  1. Land: In economics, land comprises all naturally occurring resources whose supply is inherently fixed. Examples are any and all particular geographical locations, mineral deposits, and even geostationary orbit locations and portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Natural resources are fundamental to the production of all goods, including capital goods. Location values must not be confused with values imparted by fixed capital improvements. In classical economics, land is considered one of the three factors of production along with capital, and labor. Land is sometimes merged with capital to simplify micro-economics. However, a common mistake is combining land and capital in macro-analysis. Income derived from ownership or control of natural resources is referred to as rent.
    • also known as אדמה
  2. Land a.k.a. -land: The suffix -land which can be found in several countries' name and country subdivisions indicates a toponymy—a land. The word came via Germanic "land.
  3. LAND: A LAND attack is a DoS attack that consists of sending a special poison spoofed packet to a computer, causing it to lock up. The security flaw was first discovered in 1997 by someone using the alias "m3lt", and has resurfaced many years later in operating systems such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP SP2.
  4. Land is a Swedish weekly magazine with a countryside focus. It is published by the Federation of Swedish Farmers and is distributed to all members of LRF.
  5. Land is a TV program.
    • begun on and completed on (25 years ago)
    • country: South Korea
    • some of the awards:
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Child Actor nomination for Ahn Yeon Hong
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Child Actor, received by Ahn Yeon Hong
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actress in Television nomination for Park Won-sook
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Television nomination for Yun Yu-Seon
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Female in Television nomination for Choi Su-Ji
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Child Actor (2부 홍이역) nomination for Lee Sang-taek
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actress in Television, received by Park Won-sook
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Television, received by Yun Yu-Seon
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Female in Television, received by Choi Su-Ji
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Child Actor (2부 홍이역), received by Lee Sang-taek
  6. Land a.k.a. The Land is a TV program.
  7. Land is a building function.

Phrases with Land

Phrases starting with the word Land:

  1. land up
  2. land tax
  3. Land Ahoy
  4. land area
  5. Land Girl
  6. Land Gull
  7. land line
  8. land mass
  9. land mile
  10. land mine
  11. Land Poor
  12. land rail
  13. land site

Phrases ending with the word Land:

  1. Tv Land
  2. din land
  3. dry land
  4. holy land
  5. belly-land
  6. coats land
  7. crash land

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Land

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Google previewAmerican Religious Traditions

The Shaping of Religion in the United States with CD-ROM by Richard E. Wentz

A Promised Land For some, a promised land is a place of liberation from captivity . To think or speak of such a place is to impose that image upon a certain territory. The place is perceived as sacred, that is, other than ordinary. And once the ...

Google previewDevelopmental Dilemmas (2005)

Land Reform and Institutional Change in China by Peter Ho

Pieke Land is an area of policy-making that is of considerable concern to central and local authorities alike, making...

Google previewThe People and the Faith of the Bible (1975)

by André Chouraqui

The Land Is a Living Person Historical studies of ancient civilizations limit themselves to a few generalizations on the countries of...

Google previewNo Man's Land (2010)

Globalization, Territory, and Clandestine Groups in Southeast Asia by Justin VanOverloop Hastings

"Engaging and accessible, No Man's Land is a fascinating book on extremely timely and important topicsùterrorism, insurgency, and cross-border crime."ùPeter Andreas, Brown University, author of Blue Helmets and Black Markets and coeditor ...

Google previewPrimary Education (1912)

Wet spongy land is a swamp. Everglades. Dismal...

Summary — A broad nearly level stretch oj land is a plain. A Desert How does the...

Summary — A narrow neck oj land connecting two larger pieces oj land is an isthmus. An Island Review ...

Google previewAboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources in Canada (1994)

by Claudia Notzke

It means saying the land is an old friend and an old friend your father knew, your grandfather knew, indeed your...

Google previewPolitical dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G. Long]. (1846)

by George Long

LAND, in English law, in its most restricted signification is confined to arable ground. In this sense ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of Rabbinic Judaism: Principal theological categories (2005)

by Jacob Neusner

Land Of Israel, Jerusalem: The only territories differentiated in world geography are the Land of Israel and, therein, the metropolis of Jerusalem. These are heavily differentiated, e.g., as to levels of sanctification, while no other territory or city is ...

Google previewDictionary of Soils and Fertilisers (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Stony Land. Includes areas having enough stones and boulders to submerge other soil characteristics. At the upper limit 90 per cent of the exposed surface is stones; the lower limit is ordinarily 1 5 per cent unless other features place the land ...

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Usage statistics about land

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun land:

spoken English44.24%written English55.76% conversational speech11.82%task-oriented speech88.18% imaginative writing32.19%informational writing67.81%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun land:

demesnerealmcommonwealthdomainkingdomsoilestatenationearthlandgroundstatecountry

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb land:

downshorelandbring

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Quotes about Land

This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)
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Scrabble value of L1A1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LAND

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  • DANL

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