land

/lænd / (say land)

noun
1. the solid substance of the earth's surface.
2. the exposed part of the earth's surface, as distinguished from the submerged part: to travel by land.
3. ground, especially with reference to quality, character, or use: forest land.
4. Law an area of ground together with any trees, crops or permanently attached buildings and including the air above and the soil beneath.
5. Economics natural resources as a factor of production.
6. a part of the earth's surface marked off by natural or political boundaries or the like; a region or country.
7. a realm or domain.
8. a surface between furrows, as on a millstone or on the interior of a rifle barrel.
9. Chiefly US Colloquial (euphemistic) Lord: land's sake; my land.
verb (t)
10. to bring to or put on land or shore: to land passengers or goods from a vessel.
11. to bring into, or cause to arrive in, any place, position, or condition.
12. Colloquial to secure; make certain of; gain or obtain: *British author beats off American challenge to land award –aap news, 2000.
13. Angling to bring (a fish) to land, or into a boat, etc., as with a hook or a net.
verb (i)
14. to come to land or shore: the boat lands at Devonport.
15. to go or come ashore from a ship or boat.
16. to alight upon the ground as from an aeroplane, a train, or after a jump or the like.
17. (of an aircraft) to make a landing on land or water.
18. to come to rest or arrive in any place, position, or condition: to land in a disaster.
19. to hit or strike and come to rest on the surface of something: the ball landed on his head.
phrase
20. be on the land, to own, manage, or work on a farm, etc.
21. in the land of the living, (humorous) alive.
22. land on one's feet,
a. to have good luck.
b. to emerge successfully from an adverse situation.
23. land someone with, to give someone (an unwanted or difficult task): the principal landed him with the job of reorganisation.
24. make land, to reach the land after a sea voyage.
25. see how the land lies, to investigate a situation, circumstances, etc.
26. the land, agricultural areas as opposed to urban.
{Middle English and Old English}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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