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Definition of Land

Land

  1. Urine. See Lant.
  2. The solid part of the surface of the earth; -- opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
  3. Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
  4. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
  5. The inhabitants of a nation or people.
  6. The mainland, in distinction from islands.
  7. The ground or floor.
  8. The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
  9. Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate.
  10. The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing.
  11. In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves.
  12. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
  13. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
  14. To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
  15. To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course.

Land Quotations

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
W. E. B. Du Bois

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
Harriet Tubman

Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.
Ray Davies
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Land Translations

land in Afrikaans is aarde, daal
land in Danish is land, jord, lande
land in Dutch is aan land gaan, landen
land in Finnish is maa
land in German is Boden, Festland, Land, Land, Land, landen, Boden
land in Italian is terreno, terra, toccare terra
land in Latin is terra, ager, solum
land in Norwegian is lande, land, havne
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