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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

It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel's attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.
Alice Walker

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Albert Einstein

I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
Nelson Mandela

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
Desmond Tutu
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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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