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land

land

 
pronunciation:
laend
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the solid portion of the earth's surface.
synonyms:
earth, ground
similar words:
shore, soil, terra firma, terrain, turf
definition 2: a definable geographic area of this surface.
synonyms:
region
similar words:
area, belt, country, district, domain, precinct, territory, zone
definition 3: a nation, country, or realm.
synonyms:
country, domain, dominion, nation
similar words:
commonwealth, realm, soil
definition 4: the functional capacity of soil (often used in combination).
wastelandfarmland
similar words:
barrens, farmland, wasteland
definition 5: rural or farm country (prec. by the).
synonyms:
country, countryside
similar words:
backwoods, boondocks, wilderness
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: landed, landing, lands
definition 1: to cause to touch down upon a surface.
I landed the plane.
similar words:
dock
definition 2: (informal) to bring about, as a gain or success.
He finally landed a job.
synonyms:
procure
similar words:
acquire, get, obtain, secure
definition 3: to cause to end up in a certain situation or set of circumstances.
Drug abuse landed him in the hospital.
synonyms:
put
similar words:
lead
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to descend or arrive upon the ground or other surface.
synonyms:
light
similar words:
alight, arrive, descend, disembark, dismount
definition 2: to come to the shore.
We landed on the north beach.
synonyms:
debark, dock
antonyms:
set sail
similar words:
anchor, arrive, disembark
definition 3: to end up in some place or condition.
He landed in jail not long after the burglary.
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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