I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lant land, Middle Irish lann Date: before 12th century 1. a. the solid part of the surface of the earth; also a corresponding part of a celestial body (as the moon) b. ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality <
dry land
c. the surface of the earth and all its natural resources 2. a portion of the earth's solid surface distinguishable by boundaries or ownership <
bought land in the country
: as a. country <
the finest cheese in all the land
b. a rural area characterized by farming or ranching; also farming or ranching as a way of life <
wanted to move back to the land
3. realm, domain <
in the land of dreams
— sometimes used in combination <
4. the people of a country <
the land rose in rebellion
5. an area of a partly machined surface (as the inside of a gun barrel) that is left without machining • landless adjectivelandlessness noun II. verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to set or put on shore from a ship ; disembark 2. a. to set down after conveying b. to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place <
never landed a punch
c. to bring to a specified condition <
his wit landed him in trouble
d. to bring (as an airplane) to a landing e. to complete successfully by landing <
the skater landed all her jumps
3. a. to catch and bring in (as a fish) b. gain, secure <
land a job
landed the leading role
intransitive verb 1. a. to go ashore from a ship ; disembark b. of a ship or boat to touch at a place on shore 2. a. to come to the end of a course or to a stage in a journey ; arrive <
took a wrong turn and landed on a dead-end street
b. to come to be in a condition or situation <
landed in jail
c. to strike or meet a surface (as after a fall) <
landed on my head
d. to alight on a surface

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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