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land

land

 
 
pronunciation:
laend
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the solid part of the earth's surface.
Fish live in the sea, and tigers live on land.
synonyms:
earth, ground
similar words:
shore, soil, terrain, turf
definition 2: a country or nation.
We visited many lands on our vacation.
synonyms:
country, domain, dominion, nation
similar words:
commonwealth, realm, soil
definition 3: soil that has a particular use or condition (often joined with another word to form another word).
Some people think the desert is a wasteland.There is good farmland here.
similar words:
wasteland
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: landed, landing, lands
definition 1: to cause to touch down upon a surface.
She landed the plane.
similar words:
dock
definition 2: to cause to end up in a certain situation or condition.
A serious disease landed him in the hospital.
synonyms:
put
similar words:
lead
definition 3: to arrive upon the ground or other surface.
The plane landed on time.
similar words:
alight, arrive, descend, dismount
definition 4: to come to the shore.
We landed on the north beach.
similar words:
anchor, arrive
definition 5: to end up in some place or condition.
He landed in jail soon after the trial.
synonyms:
end up, wind up
Word Builder: land +
  • landing:
    the space at the top of the stairs.
  • landlady:
    a woman who gets money by renting property.
  • landlord:
    a person who gets money by renting property.
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  airplane, amphibian, animal, arthropod, continent, crustacean, desert, earth, geography, mollusk, transportation