landless
adjective see land I

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  • landless — land‧less [ˈlændləs] adjective not owning land: • The Nicaraguan government redistributed more land to previously landless peasants. * * * landless UK US /ˈlændləs/ adjective ► ECONOMICS, PROPERTY used to describe people who do not have any land… …   Financial and business terms

  • Landless — Land less (l[a^]nd l[e^]s), a. Having no property in land. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • landless — [land′lis] adj. not owning land …   English World dictionary

  • landless — [[t]læ̱ndləs[/t]] ADJ Someone who is landless is prevented from owning the land that they farm. ...landless peasants. N PLURAL: the N The landless are people who are landless. We are giving an equal area of land to the landless …   English dictionary

  • landless — landlessness, n. /land lis/, adj. without landed property; not owning land: a landless noble. [bef. 1000; ME; OE landleas. See LAND, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • landless — adjective Not owning land. The landless younger sons of the gentry often entered the military as the only way to make a living …   Wiktionary

  • landless — land|less [ lændləs ] adjective landless people are poor and do not own any land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • landless — UK [ˈlæn(d)ləs] / US [ˈlændləs] adjective landless people are poor and do not own any land …   English dictionary

  • landless — land ► NOUN 1) the part of the earth s surface that is not covered by water. 2) an area of ground in terms of its ownership or use. 3) (the land) ground or soil as a basis for agriculture. 4) a country or state. ► VERB 1) put or go ashore …   English terms dictionary

  • landless — adjective owning no land the landless peasantry • Ant: ↑landed …   Useful english dictionary

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