landmass
noun Date: 1856 a large area of land <
continental landmasses
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • landmass — n. a large continuous extent of land; as, the Eurasian landmass. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • landmass — [land′mas΄] n. a very large area of land; esp., a continent …   English World dictionary

  • Landmass — Not to be confused with land mass. A landmass is a large continuous area of land. Although it may be most often written as one word to distinguish it from the usage land mass to mean the measure of a land area, it is also used as two words.… …   Wikipedia

  • landmass — noun /ˈlænd.mæs/ A large continuous area of land, either surrounded by sea or contiguous with another landmass …   Wiktionary

  • landmass — Synonyms and related words: Africa, America, Antarctica, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, Australia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Eurasian landmass, Europe, Far East, Levant, Middle East, Near East, New World, North… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • landmass — /land mas /, n. Geol. a part of the continental crust above sea level having a distinct identity, as a continent or large island. [1855 60; LAND + MASS] * * * …   Universalium

  • landmass — land|mass [ˈlændmæs] n technical a large area of land such as a ↑continent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • landmass — see land mass …   English dictionary

  • landmass — noun (C) technical a large area of land …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • landmass — land•mass [[t]ˈlændˌmæs[/t]] n. gel a part of the continental crust above sea level having a distinct identity, as a continent • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

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