Land, sometimes referred to as dry land, is the solid surface of the Earth, that is not covered by water. The division between land and ocean, sea, or other bodies of water, is one of the most fundamental separations on the planet. The vast majority of human activity has historically occurred, and continues to occur, on land. For this reason, land, and particularly those areas of land that support agriculture, hunting, and other human activities, may be invested with great emotional and cultural value. Furthermore, the life forms that exist primarily on land, including terrestrial plants and terrestrial animals, differ from those that exist ...

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  1. The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
    Most insects live on land.
  2. Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
    There are 50 acres of land in this estate.
  3. A country or region.
    They come from a faraway land.
  4. A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  5. The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming.
    wet land; good or bad land for growing potatoes
  6. The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.
  7. A fright.
    He got an awful land when the police arrived.
  8. A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
  9. In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
  10. The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc.
    Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices.
  11. The ground or floor.
  12. The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing.
  13. In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows.
    1. The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. lant; urine


  1. To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
    The plane is about to land.
  2. To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
  3. To come into rest.
  4. To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  5. To bring to land.
    It can be tricky to land a helicopter.
    Use the net to land the fish.
  6. To acquire; to secure.
  7. To deliver.


  1. Of or relating to land.
  2. Residing or growing on land.

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