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1    the solid part of the surface of the earth as distinct from seas, lakes, etc.  
   Related adj       terrestrial  
a    ground, esp. with reference to its use, quality, etc.  
b    (in combination)  


3    rural or agricultural areas as contrasted with urban ones  
4    farming as an occupation or way of life  
5      (Law)  
a    any tract of ground capable of being owned as property, together with any buildings on it, extending above and below the surface  
b    any hereditament, tenement, or other interest; realty  
a    a country, region, or area  
b    the people of a country, etc.  
7    a realm, sphere, or domain  
8      (Economics)   the factor of production consisting of all natural resources  
9    the unindented part of a grooved surface, esp. one of the ridges inside a rifle bore  
10    how the land lies   the prevailing conditions or state of affairs  
11    to transfer (something) or go from a ship or boat to the shore  
land the cargo     
12    intr   to come to or touch shore  
13    to come down or bring (something) down to earth after a flight or jump  
14    to come or bring to some point, condition, or state  
15    tr     (Angling)   to retrieve (a hooked fish) from the water  
16    tr  
Informal   to win or obtain  
to land a job     
17    tr  
Informal   to deliver (a blow),   (See also)        lands       land up       land with  
     (Old English; compare Old Norse, Gothic land, Old High German lant)  
  landless      adj  
  landlessness      n  

Adélie Land     (French)  
      n   a part of Antarctica, between Wilkes Land and George V Land: under French sovereignty,   (Also called)    Adélie Coast     (French name)    Terre Adélie  
Arnhem Land  
      n   a region of N Australia in the N Northern Territory, large areas of which are reserved for native Australians  
Byrd Land  
      n   a part of Antarctica, east of the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea: claimed for the U.S. by Richard E. Byrd in 1929,   (Former name)    Marie Byrd Land  
cloud-cuckoo-land   , cloudland  
      n   a realm of fantasy, dreams, or impractical notions  
      vb   to land (an aircraft) in an emergency causing damage or (of an aircraft) to land in this way  
  crash-landing      n  
crown land  
1    (in the United Kingdom) land belonging to the Crown  
2    public land in some dominions of the Commonwealth  
Enderby Land  
      n   part of the coastal region of Antarctica, between Kempland and Queen Maud Land: the westernmost part of the Australian Antarctic Territory; discovered in 1831  
Franz Josef Land  
      n   an archipelago of over 100 islands in the Arctic Ocean, administratively part of Russia. Area: about 21000 sq. km (8000 sq. miles),   (Russian name)    Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa  
Graham Land  
      n   the N part of the Antarctic Peninsula: became part of the British Antarctic Territory in 1962 (formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies)  
height of land  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a watershed  
Holy Land  
      n      the. another name for       Palestine       1  
Land   [1]  
      n   Edwin Herbert. 1909--91, U.S. inventor of the Polaroid Land camera  
Land   [2]     (German)  
      n   pl   , Länder  
a    any of the federal states of Germany  
b    any of the provinces of Austria  
land agent  
1    a person who administers a landed estate and its tenancies  
2    a person who acts as an agent for the sale of land  
  land agency      n  
land bank  
      n   a bank that issues banknotes on the security of property  
land bridge  
      n   (in zoogeography) a connecting tract of land between two continents, enabling animals to pass from one continent to the other  
land crab  
      n   any of various crabs, esp. of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life  
land forces  
      pl n   armed forces serving on land  
land girl  
      n   a girl or woman who does farm work, esp. in wartime  
land grant  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   a grant of public land to a college, railway, etc.  
2    modifier     (U.S.)   designating a state university established with such a grant  
      n   a person who owns or occupies land  
  land-holding      adj, n  
land line  
      n   a telecommunications wire or cable laid over land  
land mine  
      n     (Military)   an explosive charge placed in the ground, usually detonated by stepping or driving on it  
land office  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   an office that administers the sale of public land  
land-office business  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a booming or thriving business  
land of milk and honey  
1      (Old Testament)   the land of natural fertility promised to the Israelites by God (Ezekiel 20:6)  
2    any fertile land, state, etc.  
land of Nod  
1      (Old Testament)   a region to the east of Eden to which Cain went after he had killed Abel (Genesis 4:14)  
2    an imaginary land of sleep  
Land of the Midnight Sun  
1    any land north of the Arctic Circle, which has continuous daylight throughout the short summer, esp. N parts of Norway, Sweden, and Finland  
2       an informal name for       Lapland  
      adj   owning much unprofitable land and lacking the money to maintain its fertility or improve it  
land rail  
      n      another name for       corncrake  
land reform  
      n   the redistributing of large agricultural holdings among the landless  
Land's End  
      n   a granite headland in SW England, on the SW coast of Cornwall: the westernmost point of England  
land tax  
      n   (formerly) a tax payable annually by virtue of ownership of land, abolished in Britain in 1963  
land up  
      vb   adv, usually intr   to arrive or cause to arrive at a final point  
after a summer in Europe, he suddenly landed up at home     
land with  
      vb   tr, prep   to give to, so as to put in difficulties; cause to be burdened with  
why did you land me with this extra work?     
Marie Byrd Land  
      n      the former name of       Byrd Land  
1    land between boundaries, esp. an unoccupied zone between opposing forces  
2    an unowned or unclaimed piece of land  
3    an ambiguous area of activity or thought  
Palmer Land  
      n   the S part of the Antarctic Peninsula  
Promised Land  
1      (Old Testament)   the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)  
2    heaven, esp. when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives  
3    any longed-for place where one expects to find greater happiness or fulfilment  
Pure Land sects  
      pl n   Mahayana Buddhist sects venerating the Buddha as the compassionate saviour  
Queen Maud Land  
      n   the large section of Antarctica between Coats Land and Enderby Land: claimed by Norway in 1939  
Rupert's Land  
      n   (formerly, in Canada) the territories granted by Charles II to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670 and ceded to the Canadian Government in 1870, comprising all the land watered by rivers flowing into Hudson Bay  
Van Diemen's Land  
      n      the former name (1642--1855) of       Tasmania  
  Vandemonian      n, adj  
Victoria Land  
      n   a section of Antarctica, largely in the Ross Dependency on the Ross Sea  
Wilkes Land  
      n   a region in Antarctica south of Australia, on the Indian Ocean  
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Land          [1]  
      n   Edwin Herbert. 1909--91, U.S. inventor of the Polaroid Land camera  

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Land          [2]     (German)  
      n   pl   , Länder  
a    any of the federal states of Germany  
b    any of the provinces of Austria  

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1    dry land, earth, ground, terra firma  
2    dirt, ground, loam, soil  
3    countryside, farming, farmland, rural districts  
4    acres, estate, grounds, property, real property, realty  
5    country, district, fatherland, motherland, nation, province, region, territory, tract  
6    alight, arrive, berth, come to rest, debark, disembark, dock, touch down  
7      (sometimes with)       up   arrive, bring, carry, cause, end up, lead, turn up, wind up  
8      (informal)   acquire, gain, get, obtain, score     (slang)   secure, win  

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! Virtual land o.
A designate space or part space in cyberspace
[Tech.];[Leg.] designate space in cyberspace

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1. Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry, in their reputed glamour and trendiness 2. a fanciful state or dreamworld [be in la-la land = a state of being out of touch with reality]
[US] [informal] 1. She's very fond of stories about life in la-la land 2. He's unrealistic about these issues and looks like he's in la-la land the whole time
The act or offence of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying forest land. Or, the land thus destroyed.
[Leg.] English noun and verb
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
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