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Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
Neil Abercrombie

Meaning of "land" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LAND

Old English; compare Old Norse, Gothic land, Old High German lant.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LAND

land  [lænd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Land is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb land in English.

WHAT DOES LAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

land

Land

Land, sometimes referred to as dry land, is the solid surface of the Earth that is not permanently covered by water. The vast majority of human activity occurs in land areas that support agriculture, habitat, and various natural resources. Some life forms have developed from predecessor species that lived in bodies of water to exist on land. Areas where land meets large bodies of water are called coastal zones. The division between land and water is a fundamental concept to humans, which can have strong cultural importance. The demarcation between land and water varies by local jurisdiction. A Maritime boundary is one such political demarcation. A variety of natural boundaries exist to help define where water meets land. Solid rock landforms are more easy to demarcate than marshy or swampy boundaries, where there is no clear point at which the land ends and a body of water has begun. Demarcation can further vary due to tides and weather.

Definition of land in the English dictionary

The first definition of land in the dictionary is the solid part of the surface of the earth as distinct from seas, lakes, etc related adjective terrestrial. Other definition of land is ground, esp with reference to its use, quality, etc. Land is also rural or agricultural areas as contrasted with urban ones.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LAND

PRESENT

Present
I land
you land
he/she/it lands
we land
you land
they land
Present continuous
I am landing
you are landing
he/she/it is landing
we are landing
you are landing
they are landing
Present perfect
I have landed
you have landed
he/she/it has landed
we have landed
you have landed
they have landed
Present perfect continuous
I have been landing
you have been landing
he/she/it has been landing
we have been landing
you have been landing
they have been landing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I landed
you landed
he/she/it landed
we landed
you landed
they landed
Past continuous
I was landing
you were landing
he/she/it was landing
we were landing
you were landing
they were landing
Past perfect
I had landed
you had landed
he/she/it had landed
we had landed
you had landed
they had landed
Past perfect continuous
I had been landing
you had been landing
he/she/it had been landing
we had been landing
you had been landing
they had been landing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will land
you will land
he/she/it will land
we will land
you will land
they will land
Future continuous
I will be landing
you will be landing
he/she/it will be landing
we will be landing
you will be landing
they will be landing
Future perfect
I will have landed
you will have landed
he/she/it will have landed
we will have landed
you will have landed
they will have landed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been landing
you will have been landing
he/she/it will have been landing
we will have been landing
you will have been landing
they will have been landing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would land
you would land
he/she/it would land
we would land
you would land
they would land
Conditional continuous
I would be landing
you would be landing
he/she/it would be landing
we would be landing
you would be landing
they would be landing
Conditional perfect
I would have land
you would have land
he/she/it would have land
we would have land
you would have land
they would have land
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been landing
you would have been landing
he/she/it would have been landing
we would have been landing
you would have been landing
they would have been landing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you land
we let´s land
you land
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to land
Past participle
landed
Present Participle
landing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LAND


and
ænd
band
bænd
bland
blænd
brand
brænd
broadband
ˈbrɔːdˌbænd
expand
ɪkˈspænd
grand
ɡrænd
hand
hænd
Maryland
ˈmɛərɪˌlænd
overland
ˈəʊvəˌlænd
planned
ˈplænd
Queensland
ˈkwiːnzˌlænd
rand
rænd
sand
sænd
stand
stænd
strand
strænd
Swaziland
ˈswɑːzɪˌlænd
Thailand
ˈtaɪˌlænd
understand
ˌʌndəˈstænd
wonderland
ˈwʌndəˌlænd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAND

land agency
land agent
land army
land bank
land bridge
land crab
land forces
land girl
land grant
land grant college
land line
land mass
land mine
land of milk and honey
land of Nod
Land of the Midnight Sun
land office
land patent
land rail

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAND

at first hand
Cleveland
command
demand
Deutschland
England
Falkland
Finland
holland
husband
Ireland
island
Nederland
New Zealand
Poland
Switzerland
the upper hand
thousand
Wayland
Zealand

Synonyms and antonyms of land in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LAND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «land» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of land

Translation of «land» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAND

Find out the translation of land to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of land from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «land» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

土地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tierra
570 millions of speakers

English

land
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूमि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَرْضٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

земля
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জমি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

terre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Land
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tanah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நில
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जमीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arazi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

terreno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ląd
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

земля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pământ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξηρά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

land
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mark
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

land
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of land

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAND»

The term «land» is very widely used and occupies the 1.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of land
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «land».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «land» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «land» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about land

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «LAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word land.
1
Neil Abercrombie
Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
2
Neil Abercrombie
When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
3
Hannes Alfven
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
4
Sidney Altman
Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
5
Liberty Hyde Bailey
I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
6
Standing Bear
If a white man had land, and some one should swindle him, that man would try to get it back, and you would not blame him.
7
James Henry Breasted
There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known group of civilizations which arose on both sides of the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C.
8
Wilford Brimley
Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land.
9
Thomas Bulfinch
The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection.
10
Gabriel Byrne
Viking women were able to rule kingdoms, divorce husbands, own land; and Vikings were very progressive in terms of the rights of women.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAND»

Discover the use of land in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to land and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Takes a close-up look at the social, political, cultural, economic, and nutritional factors that have made Americans the victims of an epidemic of obesity.
Greg Critser, 2004
2
Land Law
Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject.
Elizabeth Cooke, 2012
3
The Land of Green Plums: A Novel
Mueller takes an unflinching look at the alienation and complexity of a rapidly changing Eastern Europe, focusing on a group of young friends in Ceaucescu's Romania.
Herta Müller, 1998
4
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and ...
Ari Shavit, 2013
5
Dead Man's Land
The face has a blue-ish tinge, the jaw is clamped shut in a terrible rictus and the eyes are almost popping out of his head, as if the man had seen unimaginable horror. Something is terribly wrong. But this is just the beginning.
Robert Ryan, 2013
6
In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in ...
"In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom.
Qanta Ahmed,, 2008
7
Land, Law and Islam: Property and Human Rights in the Muslim ...
In this pioneering work, Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates and their practice.
Siraj Sait, Hilary Lim, 2006
8
Manchild in the Promised Land
Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.
Claude Brown, 2010
9
Custodians of the Land: Ecology & Culture in the History of ...
This volume explores the relationship between environment and rural culture, politics and economy in Tanzania.
Gregory Maddox, James Leonard Giblin, Isaria N. Kimambo, 1996
10
Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Local Processes and Global ...
In writing this book, current knowledge and understanding is reported on the rates, causes/pathways, impacts, future scenarios/models, policy implications and new research directions in the field of land-use/cover change.
Eric F. Lambin, Helmut J. Geist, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term land is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Gypsy, Topekans begin restoration of Gage Park's Animal Land
One Topeka artist's dream of restoring Animal Land at Gage Park, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., is coming to fruition after a yearlong wait. Jim “The ... «Topeka Capital Journal, Jul 15»
2
Deals coming: Offers to start in Delray for bridge land
The process of buying land in southwest Detroit for the Gordie Howe International Bridge is starting to pick up speed. Matthew DeLong ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
3
Red Land uses big fifth inning to win at Region 4 Legion baseball …
Red Land Rallies In The Fifth Inning Noah Keister and Tyler Hodges score from third base during a five run rally in the fifth inning of a Region 4 ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
4
Police capture Long Island burglary suspect after chase on land and …
Police have arrested a burglary suspect on Long Island after a pursuit on land and water. According to Nassau County Police, detectives ... «WABC-TV, Jul 15»
5
Finger Lakes Land Trust buys three-acre parcel, aims to protect …
The land trust announced Friday it acquired a three-acre parcel of land aadjacent to the scenic overlook. The acquisition is an addition to recent ... «Auburn Citizen, Jul 15»
6
LePage's land protection obstruction may benefit wealthy — Opinion …
Howard Hill in Augusta is included in the property that the Kennebec Land Trust and the city of Augusta are fundraising to preserve with the ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
7
A story of healing wounded land - Quad-City Times
Now, because of erosion of surrounding land, the ponds have filled in to the point that they are only 6 inches deep in places. Dredging is not a ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
8
Last stand of a Zimbabwe farmer struggling to keep his land
There is a slither of land near Zimbabwe's southern border that is classified as semi-desert, too arid to support either humans or livestock. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Land grabs not even imagined by the Founding Fathers - The …
Couch Slouch this week presents the first of a two-part series on stadium development in America, part of my ongoing “No More Stadiums, With ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
Dennis C. Cunningham loves life on land and sea - Palm Beach Post
Some people are born with a head for business. Dennis C. Cunningham is one of them. Cunningham, 50, says he has owned 20 companies ... «Palm Beach Post, Jul 15»

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