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Definition 1: agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life - [noun denoting act]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • farming is a strenuous life
  • there's no work on the land any more

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

Definition 2: a politically organized body of people under a single government - [noun denoting group]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the state has elected a new president
  • African nations
  • students who had come to the nation's capitol
  • the country's largest manufacturer
  • an industrialized land

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) a unit with political responsibilities

(... is a kind of land ) any of the countries in the British Commonwealth

(... is a kind of land ) a friendly nation

(... is a kind of land ) a state consisting of a sovereign city

(... is a kind of land ) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

(... is a kind of land ) a nation that possesses formidable naval strength

(... is a kind of land ) a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs

(... is a kind of land ) a state that does not respect other states in its international actions

(... is a kind of land ) the German state

(... is a kind of land ) any state of which one is not a citizen

"working in a foreign country takes a bit of getting used to"

(... is a kind of land ) one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

(... is a kind of land ) a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically

(... is an instance of land) the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for

(land is a part of ...) a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights

Definition 3: the people who live in a nation or country - [noun denoting group]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
  • the news was announced to the nation
  • the whole country worshipped him

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(... is a kind of land ) the people of the Netherlands

"the Dutch are famous for their tulips"

(... is a kind of land ) the people of Great Britain

(... is a kind of land ) the people of England

(... is a kind of land ) people of Ireland or of Irish extraction

(... is a kind of land ) the people of France

(... is a kind of land ) the people of Spain

(... is a kind of land ) the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland

(land is a member of ...) a person who owes allegiance to that nation

"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Definition 4: territory over which rule or control is exercised - [noun denoting location]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his domain extended into Europe
  • he made it the law of the land

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

(... is a kind of land ) the domain of a suzerain

(... is a kind of land ) the domain ruled by a sheik

(... is a kind of land ) territory ruled by a prince

(... is a kind of land ) the domain ruled by a king or queen

(... is a kind of land ) the realm of a khan

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by a viscount or viscountess

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by a grand duke or grand duchess

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by a feudal lord

(... is a kind of land ) the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by an emir

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

(... is a kind of land ) the domain of a baron

(... is a kind of land ) the domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess

(... is part of land) the territory occupied by a nation

"he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

Definition 5: the territory occupied by a nation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he returned to the land of his birth
  • he visited several European countries

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) a district defined for administrative purposes

(... is a kind of land ) any country on the North American continent

(... is a kind of land ) any one of the countries occupying the South American continent

(... is a kind of land ) any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent

(... is a kind of land ) any one of the countries occupying the African continent

(... is a kind of land ) any one of the countries occupying the European continent

(... is a kind of land ) a country or independent region where taxes are low

(... is a kind of land ) a country with a king as head of state

(... is a kind of land ) country or territory ruled by a sultan

(... is a kind of land ) a small neutral state between two rival powers

(... is a kind of land ) the country where you were born

(... is a kind of land ) a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)

(... is an instance of land) an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth

(... is an instance of land) a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983

(... is an instance of land) a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

(... is an instance of land) a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States

(... is an instance of land) an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery

(... is an instance of land) a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius

(... is an instance of land) a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964

(... is an instance of land) a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965

(... is an instance of land) a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960

(... is an instance of land) a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions

(... is an instance of land) a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979

(... is an instance of land) an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979

(... is an instance of land) a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific

(... is an instance of land) a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980

(... is an instance of land) a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923

(... is an instance of land) a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970

(... is an instance of land) a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991

(... is an instance of land) a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century

(... is an instance of land) a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state

(... is an instance of land) a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991

(... is an instance of land) the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev

(... is an instance of land) the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth

(... is an instance of land) a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976

(... is an instance of land) island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves

(... is an instance of land) island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort

(... is an instance of land) a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations

(... is an instance of land) an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy

(... is an instance of land) a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area

(... is an instance of land) a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism

(... is an instance of land) a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola

(... is an instance of land) a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere

(... is an instance of land) a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba

(... is an instance of land) a country on the Comoro Islands

(... is an instance of land) a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948

(... is an instance of land) a country in the northern Leeward Islands

(... is an instance of land) an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal

(... is an instance of land) an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962

(... is an instance of land) a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin

(... is an instance of land) a country on the island of Dominica

(... is an instance of land) an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator

(... is an instance of land) a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978

(... is an instance of land) a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands

(... is an instance of land) a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986

(... is an instance of land) a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony

(... is an instance of land) an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC

(... is an instance of land) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

(... is an instance of land) an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands

(... is an instance of land) a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation

(land is a part of ...) the interior part of a country

(land is a part of ...) territory over which rule or control is exercised

"his domain extended into Europe" "he made it the law of the land"

(land is a member of ...) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

"his state is in the deep south"

(land is a member of ...) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

Definition 6: the solid part of the earth's surface - [noun denoting object]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
  • the earth shook for several minutes
  • he dropped the logs on the ground

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of land ) a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

(... is a kind of land ) a large continuous extent of land

(... is a kind of land ) the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula

(... is a kind of land ) a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

(... is a kind of land ) the land inside an oxbow bend in a river

(... is a kind of land ) a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

(... is a kind of land ) extensive tract of level open land

"they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain" "he longed for the fields of his youth"

(... is a kind of land ) an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)

(... is a kind of land ) a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water

(... is a kind of land ) land that is covered with trees and shrubs

(... is a kind of land ) a group of many islands in a large body of water

(... is a kind of land ) a strip of land running along a beach

(... is a kind of land ) a strip of land projecting into a body of water

(... is a kind of land ) a plain adjacent to a coast

(... is a kind of land ) the ground on which people and animals move about

"the fire spared the forest floor"

(... is a kind of land ) land forming the forward margin of something

(... is a kind of land ) a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder

(... is an instance of land) North America and South America and Central America

(... is part of land) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

"the Earth moves around the sun" "he sailed around the world"

Definition 7: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the land had never been plowed
  • good agricultural soil

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of land ) surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

(... is a kind of land ) (geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington)

(... is a kind of land ) land suitable for grazing livestock

(... is a kind of land ) low-lying land that has been reclaimed and is protected by dikes (especially in the Netherlands)

(... is a kind of land ) ground that is permanently frozen

(... is a kind of land ) the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits

(... is a kind of land ) arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops

(... is a kind of land ) land in a coastal area

(... is a kind of land ) low-lying alluvial land near a river

(... is a kind of land ) deeply eroded barren land

(... is a kind of land ) a low area where the land is saturated with water

Definition 8: United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is an instance of ...) someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise

(land is an instance of ...) someone who is the first to think of or make something

Definition 9: extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) property consisting of houses and land

(... is a kind of land ) an estate held in fee simple or for life

(... is a kind of land ) an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)

(... is a kind of land ) a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries

(... is a kind of land ) the estate of a seigneur

(... is a kind of land ) the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)

(... is a kind of land ) land that belongs to the Crown

(... is a kind of land ) an estate in the country

(... is a kind of land ) the estate of a baron

(... is a kind of land ) a piece of land held under the feudal system

(... is a kind of land ) land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law

(... is a kind of land ) a piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation

(... is a kind of land ) land or property held under a lease

(... is a kind of land ) plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office

(... is a kind of land ) land received by fee tail

Definition 10: the land on which real estate is located - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he built the house on land leased from the city

(land is a kind of ...) property consisting of houses and land

(... is a kind of land ) the buildings and adjacent grounds of a farm

(... is a kind of land ) the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family

(... is a kind of land ) land that is unowned and uninhabited (and usually undesirable)

Definition 11: a domain in which something is dominant - [noun denoting state]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the untroubled kingdom of reason
  • a land of make-believe
  • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) a particular environment or walk of life

"his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he's out of my orbit"

(... is a kind of land ) an idyllic realm of contentment and self-indulgence

Definition 12: bring into a different state - [verb of change]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this may land you in jail

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 13: reach or come to rest - [verb of motion]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bird landed on the highest branch
  • The plane landed in Istanbul

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(... is a kind of land ) make an emergency landing

(... is a kind of land ) land on the underside without the landing gear

(... is a kind of land ) fall short of (the runway) in a landing

"The plane undershot the runway"

(... is a kind of land ) come or bring (a plane) to a landing

"the plane touched down at noon"

(... is a kind of land ) go ashore

"The passengers disembarked at Southampton"

(... is a kind of land ) land at or reach a port

"The ship finally ported"

(... is a kind of land ) land on a beach

"the ship beached near the port"

(... is a kind of land ) make a forced landing

(... is a kind of land ) to come to rest, settle

"Misfortune lighted upon him"

Definition 14: cause to come to the ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pilot managed to land the airplane safely

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(land causes ...) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

(land belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 15: arrive on shore - [verb of motion]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship landed in Pearl Harbor

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

(land is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

Definition 16: bring ashore - [verb of motion]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island

(land is a kind of ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

(... is a kind of land ) bring to the ground

"the storm grounded the ship"

(... is a kind of land ) drive (a vessel) ashore

Definition 17: shoot at and force to come down - [verb of motion]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the enemy landed several of our aircraft

Synonyms for land in the sense of this definition

Definition 18: deliver (a blow) - [verb of possession]

Samples where land or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He landed several blows on his opponent's head

(land is a kind of ...) carry out or perform

"deliver an attack" "deliver a blow" "The boxer drove home a solid left"

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