Meaning of LAND in English


I. ˈland noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lant land, Middle Irish lann

Date: before 12th century


a. : the solid part of the surface of the earth ; also : a corresponding part of a celestial body (as the moon)

b. : ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality

dry land

c. : the surface of the earth and all its natural resources

2. : a portion of the earth's solid surface distinguishable by boundaries or ownership

bought land in the country


a. : country

the finest cheese in all the land

b. : a rural area characterized by farming or ranching ; also : farming or ranching as a way of life

wanted to move back to the land

3. : realm , domain

in the land of dreams

— sometimes used in combination

TV- land

4. : the people of a country

the land rose in rebellion

5. : an area of a partly machined surface (as the inside of a gun barrel) that is left without machining

• land·less ˈland-ləs adjective

• land·less·ness -nəs noun

II. verb

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1. : to set or put on shore from a ship : disembark


a. : to set down after conveying

b. : to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place

never land ed a punch

c. : to bring to a specified condition

his wit land ed him in trouble

d. : to bring (as an airplane) to a landing

e. : to complete successfully by landing

the skater land ed all her jumps


a. : to catch and bring in (as a fish)

b. : gain , secure

land a job

land ed the leading role

intransitive verb


a. : to go ashore from a ship : disembark

b. of a ship or boat : to touch at a place on shore


a. : to come to the end of a course or to a stage in a journey : arrive

took a wrong turn and land ed on a dead-end street

b. : to come to be in a condition or situation

land ed in jail

c. : to strike or meet a surface (as after a fall)

land ed on my head

d. : to alight on a surface

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.