Definitions for: Land

[n] working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
[n] extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
[n] the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
[n] 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"
[v] bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
[v] reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
[v] cause to come to the ground; of aircraft
[v] shoot at and force to come down; of aircraft
[v] arrive on shore; of ships
[v] bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
[v] deliver, as of a blow; "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"

Webster (1913) Definition: Land, n.
Urine. See Lant. [Obs.]

Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw.,
Dan., and Goth. land. ]
1. 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.

They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land.

2. 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.

Go view the land, even Jericho. --Josh. ii. 1.

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where
wealth accumulates and men decay. --Goldsmith.

Note: In the expressions ``to be, or dwell, upon land,'' ``to
go, or fare, on land,'' as used by Chaucer, land
denotes the country as distinguished from the town.

A poor parson dwelling upon land [i.e., in the
country]. --Chaucer.

3. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet
land; good or bad land.

4. The inhabitants of a nation or people.

These answers, in the silent night received, The
kind himself divulged, the land believed. --Dryden.

5. The mainland, in distinction from islands.

6. The ground or floor. [Obs.]

Herself upon the land she did prostrate. --Spenser.

7. (Agric.) The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one
of several portions into which a field is divided for
convenience in plowing.

8. (Law) 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. --Kent.
Bouvier. Burrill.

9. (Naut.) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat;
the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also
landing. --Knight.

10. 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.

Land agent, a person employed to sell or let land, to
collect rents, and to attend to other money matters
connected with land.

Land boat, a vehicle on wheels propelled by sails.

Land blink, a peculiar atmospheric brightness seen from sea
over distant snow-covered land in arctic regions. See {Ice

Land breeze. See under Breeze.

Land chain. See Gunter's chain.

Land crab (Zo["o]l.), any one of various species of crabs
which live much on the land, and resort to the water
chiefly for the purpose of breeding. They are abundant in
the West Indies and South America. Some of them grow to a
large size.

Land fish a fish on land; a person quite out of place.

Land force, a military force serving on land, as
distinguished from a naval force.

Land, ho! (Naut.), a sailor's cry in announcing sight of

Land ice, a field of ice adhering to the coast, in
distinction from a floe.

Land leech (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
blood-sucking leeches, which, in moist, tropical regions,
live on land, and are often troublesome to man and beast.

Land measure, the system of measurement used in determining
the area of land; also, a table of areas used in such

Land, or House, of bondage, in Bible history, Egypt; by
extension, a place or condition of special oppression.

Land o' cakes, Scotland.

Land of Nod, sleep.

Land of promise, in Bible history, Canaan: by extension, a
better country or condition of which one has expectation.

Land of steady habits, a nickname sometimes given to the
State of Connecticut.

Land office, a government office in which the entries upon,
and sales of, public land are registered, and other
business respecting the public lands is transacted. [U.S.]

Land pike. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The gray pike, or sauger.
(b) The Menobranchus.

Land service, military service as distinguished from naval

Land rail. (Zo["o]l)
(a) The crake or corncrake of Europe. See Crake.
(b) An Australian rail (Hypot[ae]nidia Phillipensis);
-- called also pectoral rail.

Land scrip, a certificate that the purchase money for a
certain portion of the public land has been paid to the
officer entitled to receive it. [U.S.]

Land shark, a swindler of sailors on shore. [Sailors' Cant]

Land side
(a) That side of anything in or on the sea, as of an
island or ship, which is turned toward the land.
(b) The side of a plow which is opposite to the moldboard
and which presses against the unplowed land.

Land snail (Zo["o]l.), any snail which lives on land, as
distinguished from the aquatic snails are Pulmonifera, and
belong to the Geophila; but the operculated land snails of
warm countries are Di[oe]cia, and belong to the
T[ae]nioglossa. See Geophila, and Helix.

Land spout, a descent of cloud and water in a conical form
during the occurrence of a tornado and heavy rainfall on

Land steward, a person who acts for another in the
management of land, collection of rents, etc.

Land tortoise, Land turtle (Zo["o]l.), any tortoise that
habitually lives on dry land, as the box tortoise. See

Land warrant, a certificate from the Land Office,
authorizing a person to assume ownership of a public land.

Land wind. Same as Land breeze (above).

To make land (Naut.), to sight land.

To set the land, to see by the compass how the land bears
from the ship.

To shut in the land, to hide the land, as when fog, or an
intervening island, obstructs the view.

Land, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Landed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft;
to disembark; to debark.

I 'll undertake top land them on our coast. --Shak.

2. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a

3. 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.

Land, v. i.
To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to
the end of a course.

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