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School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of 'going over the top' on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man's-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
Antony Beevor

Meaning of "no-man's-land" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NO-MAN'S-LAND

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NO-MAN'S-LAND

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determiner
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No-Man's-Land is 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.

WHAT DOES NO-MAN'S-LAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

no-man's-land

No man's land

No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties that leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty. The term was originally used to define a contested territory or a dumping ground for refuse between fiefdoms. It is most commonly associated with the First World War to describe the area of land between two enemy trench systems to which neither side wished to move openly or to seize due to fear of being attacked by the enemy in the process.

Definition of no-man's-land in the English dictionary

The first definition of no-man's-land in the dictionary is land between boundaries, esp an unoccupied zone between opposing forces. Other definition of no-man's-land is an unowned or unclaimed piece of land. No-Man's-Land is also an ambiguous area of activity or thought.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NO-MAN'S-LAND

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no-hoper
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no-mark
no-mates
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no-one
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no-score draw
no-show
no-side
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WORDS THAT END LIKE NO-MAN'S-LAND

Cleveland
cloud-cuckoo-land
crash-land
Deutschland
England
Falkland
Finland
Greenland
holland
Ireland
island
land
Maryland
Nederland
New Zealand
Poland
Switzerland
Thailand
Wayland
Zealand

Synonyms and antonyms of no-man's-land in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «no-man's-land» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NO-MAN'S-LAND

Find out the translation of no-man's-land to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of no-man's-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 «no-man's-land» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无人管辖的地带
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tierra de nadie
570 millions of speakers

English

no-man´s-land
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोई man´s भूमि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا حقيبتها في الأرض المحرمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на ничейной земли
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terra de ninguém
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীমান্ত রেখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

no man´s land
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak ada tanah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Niemandsland
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

中間領域
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대치 중인 적군 사이의 중간 지대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora ana wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không man´s đất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இல்லை man´s-நிலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नो-मैन-लँड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kimseye ait olmayan arazi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

terra di nessuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

- niczyjej ziemi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на нічийній землі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimănui teren
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Δεν νεκρή ζώνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

niemandsland land
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ingenmansland
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ingenmannsland
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of no-man's-land

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NO-MAN'S-LAND»

The term «no-man's-land» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.023 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NO-MAN'S-LAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «no-man's-land» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «no-man's-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 no-man's-land

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2 QUOTES WITH «NO-MAN'S-LAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word no-man's-land.
1
Antony Beevor
School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of 'going over the top' on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man's-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
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Edwin Morgan
Translated poetry filled the no-man's-land between my own work and other writers', and I found this fascinating to explore.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NO-MAN'S-LAND»

Discover the use of no-man's-land in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to no-man's-land and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story
Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, fourteen-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti, 2000
2
No Man's Land: A Play
Adapted for stage from the novel of the same name.
Kevin Major, 2005
3
Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity In a book that begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a ...
Eula Biss, 2011
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No Man's Land: Combat and Identity in World War 1
Based on the firsthand accounts of German, French, British, and American front-line soldiers, No Man's Land examines how the first modern, industrialized war transformed the character of the men who participated in it.
Eric J. Leed, 1981
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No Man's Land
The creator of the CBS series The Unit delivers his fiction debut Kennesaw Tanner once fought a shadow war.
Eric L. Haney, 2010
6
No Man's Land: Men's Changing Commitments to Family and Work
This book shows not only how men assemble andprotect their prerogatives, but also how they are coping with unprecedented assaults on privileges once taken for granted.
Kathleen Gerson, 1993
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No Man's Land: 1918, the Last Year of the Great War
It's all here - the horrific futility of going over the top into a hail of bullets in no man's land; the enigmatic death of the legendary German ace, the Red Baron; Operation Michael, a punishing German attack in the spring; the Americans' ...
John Toland, 2002
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News from No Man's Land: Reporting the World
In this, his third riveting volume of autobiography, John Simpson focuses on how journalists set about finding the stories that make the headlines.
John Simpson, 2002
9
No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail
Thousands of startups each year approach the dangerous transition that Doug Tatum calls No Man?s Land?when they are too big too be considered small but still too small to be considered big.
Doug Tatum, 2007
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No Man's Land: A Survival Manual for Growing Midsize Companies
A guide for medium-sized businesses addresses concerns specific to companies that have grown past the small size but have not yet reached the capacities of major competitors, counseling entrepreneurial leaders, executives, and investors on ...
Doug Tatum, 2009

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NO-MAN'S-LAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term no-man's-land is used in the context of the following news items.
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Court denies equal work conditions for Palestinians in West Bank …
The court ruled that the factory's location is essentially a legal no-man's-land because of its special circumstances. The case concerned ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
2
Trapped in 'no-man's-land': no safe way to enter Europe
The human rights organisations puts under the spotlight the abuses and indifference by the authorities in Serbia, Macedonia and Hungary. «The News Hub, Jul 15»
3
Home favourite Martin Kaymer left in no-man's-land after Tour official …
There was plenty of discussion with a Tour rules official and course marshals after the German's drive at the dog-leg-left par-five 18th hole. «Herald Scotland, Jun 15»
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Baba Chamliyal Urs continues at no-man's-land
The celebrations of annual Urs of Baba Chaambliyaanwala Sarkar continued on the second day here at far-off bordering Charwah Sector of ... «The Nation, Jun 15»

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