1: relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; "land vehicles" [syn: land(a)] [ant: sea(a), air(a)]
2: operating or living or growing on land [syn: terrestrial, land(a)] [ant: amphibious, aquatic]
1: the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
2: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil" [syn: ground, soil]
3: the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground" [syn: dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma]
4: territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land" [syn: domain, demesne]
5: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" [syn: country, state]
6: a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south" [syn: kingdom, realm]
7: extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island" [syn: estate, landed estate, acres, demesne]
8: the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him" [syn: nation, country, a people]
9: a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land" [syn: state, nation, country, commonwealth, res publica, body politic]
10: United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991) [syn: Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land]
11: working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more" [syn: farming]
1: reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul" [syn: set down]
2: cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely" [syn: put down, bring down]
3: bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail" [syn: bring]
4: bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
5: deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
6: arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor" [syn: set ashore, shore]
7: shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft" [syn: down, shoot down]
Adjacent words: lancetfish | lancewood | lancewood tree | Lanchou | Lanchow | lancinate | lancinating | land | land agent | land area | land cress | land development | land grant | land line | land mile | land mine