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Land may refer to:

In music:

In surnames:

As a synonym for a region belonging to a people:

As a geographical place:

As a division of a country:

Other usages:

  • LAND, a type of denial-of-service attack
  • Landing, the end of a flight
  • In Rifling, lands are the raised areas between grooves in gun barrels.

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English

Most common English words: return « call « speak « #355: land » why » women » cried

Etymology

Middle English < Old English land, lond (ground, soil, defined piece of land, country) < Proto-Germanic *landan < Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with West Frisian lân, Dutch land, and German Land.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
land

Plural
lands

land (plural lands)

  1. The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
    Most insects live on land.
  2. 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.
  3. A country or region.
    They come from a faraway land.
  4. A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  5. Ground that is suitable for farming.
    Plant the potatoes in the land.
  6. (Ireland / colloquial) a fright.
    He got an awful land when the police arrived.
  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.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to land

Third person singular
lands

Simple past
landed

Past participle
landed

Present participle
landing

to land (third-person singular simple present lands, present participle landing, simple past and past participle landed)

  1. (intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
    The plane is about to land.
  2. (dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
    1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":
    • 10. You will be civil and attentive to passengers, giving proper assistance to ladies and children getting in or out, and never start the car before passengers are fairly received or landed.
  3. (intransitive) To come into rest.
  4. (intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  5. (transitive) To bring to land.
    It can be tricky to land a helicopter.
    Use the net to land the fish.
  6. (transitive) To acquire; to secure.
  7. (transitive) To deliver.

Derived terms

Translations

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Adjective

land (not comparable)

Positive
land

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Translations


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse land, from Proto-Germanic *landom, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

Noun

land n. (singular definite landet, plural indefinite lande)

  1. country (nation state (noun))
  2. land

Usage notes

In compounds: land-, lande-, lands-, -land.

Inflection

Verb

land

  1. Imperative of lande.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

land n.

  1. land, country

Derived terms

Verb

land

  1. The first person singular present tense of landen.
  2. The imperative form of landen.

Faroese

Noun

land n.

  1. land
  2. coast
  3. country, nation
  4. ground, soil
  5. "the state"

Declension

n8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative land landið lond londini
Accusative land landið lond londini
Dative landi landinum londum londunum
Genitive lands landsins landa landanna

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

land n. (genitive singular lands, plural lönd)

  1. (uncountable) land, earth, ground (part of the Earth not under water)
  2. (countable) country
    Japan er fallegt land.
    Japan is a beautiful country.
  3. (uncountable) countryside, country
    Ég bý úti á landi.
    I live in the country
  4. (uncountable) land, as a mass noun, measurable in quantity
  5. (countable) tracts of land, aestate
    Ég á þetta land og allt sem er á því.
    I own this land and everything on it.

Declension

Derived terms


Norwegian

Noun

land

  1. country
  2. land

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *landom, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old Saxon land (Dutch land), Old High German lant (German Land), Old Norse land (Swedish land), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳. The PIE root is also the source of Celtic *landā (Welsh llan ‘enclosure’, Breton lann ‘heath’).

Pronunciation

Noun

land n.

  1. land

Derived terms

Descendants


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

land n.

Inflection for land 1-4 Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative land landet länder länderna
Genitive lands landets länders ländernas
Inflection for land 5 Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative land landet land landen
Genitive lands landets lands landens
  1. Land, country, nation.
  2. (uncountable) land, as opposed to sea or air
  3. (uncountable) land; part of Earth not covered by sea
  4. (uncountable) land; ground suitable for farming
  5. short for trädgårdsland; small piece of ground used for a hobby-based growing of vegetables, flowers, berries and other plants

Synonyms

country
neither sea nor air
ground suitable for farming
  • mark (owned land in general, for farming or not)

Derived terms


Simple English

Most of the earth's surface is covered with water. The roughly 22 percent that is not, is called Land (as opposed to water).

Land can have different types of soil. There may be stones, sand, dirt, etc.

A Land can also mean some territory, forming part of a country.


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 08, 2010

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