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English noun: land

1. land (possession) the land on which real estate is located

SamplesHe built the house on land leased from the city.

Broader (hypernym)immovable, real estate, real property, realty

Narrower (hyponym)farmstead, homestead, no man's land

2. land (object) material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

SamplesThe land had never been plowed.
Good agricultural soil.

Synonymsground, soil

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)badlands, bottom, bottomland, coastland, cultivated land, farmland, greensward, overburden, permafrost, ploughland, plowland, polder, rangeland, scablands, sod, sward, tillage, tilled land, tilth, turf, wetland

3. land (location) territory over which rule or control is exercised

SamplesHis domain extended into Europe.
He made it the law of the land.

Synonymsdemesne, domain

Broader (hypernym)region

Narrower (hyponym)archduchy, barony, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emirate, empire, fiefdom, grand duchy, imperium, khanate, kingdom, princedom, principality, realm, sheikdom, sheikhdom, suzerainty, viscounty

Part meronymcountry, land, state

4. land (object) the solid part of the earth's surface

SamplesThe plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land.
The earth shook for several minutes.
He dropped the logs on the ground.

Synonymsdry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)archipelago, beachfront, cape, champaign, coastal plain, field, floor, foreland, forest, island, isthmus, land mass, landmass, mainland, neck, ness, oxbow, peninsula, plain, slash, timber, timberland, wonderland, woodland

Instance hyponymAmerica

Part meronymEarth, globe, world

5. land (location) the territory occupied by a nation

SamplesHe returned to the land of his birth.
He visited several European countries.

Synonymscountry, state

Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

Narrower (hyponym)African country, African nation, Asian country, Asian nation, banana republic, buffer country, buffer state, country of origin, European country, European nation, fatherland, homeland, kingdom, mother country, motherland, native land, North American country, North American nation, South American country, South American nation, sultanate, tax haven

Instance hyponymAntigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ceylon, Commonwealth of Australia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch East Indies, East Timor, Etruria, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Federated States of Micronesia, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Fiji, Friendly Islands, Grenada, Haiti, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Samoa, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kingdom of Tonga, Kiribati, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nauru, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Cape Verde, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Fiji, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Malta, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Vanuatu, Rus, Russia, Russia, Russian Federation, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Sao Thome e Principe, Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Sion, Solomon Islands, Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Thomas and Principe, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, State of Israel, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, TT, TT, Turkey, Turkmen, Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Ukrayina, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Upper Volta, USSR, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Yisrael, Zion

Part holonymdemesne, domain, land, midland

Member holonymdepartment, province, state

6. land (state) a domain in which something is dominant

SamplesThe untroubled kingdom of reason.
A land of make-believe.
The rise of the realm of cotton in the south.

Synonymskingdom, realm

Broader (hypernym)area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

Narrower (hyponym)lotus land, lotusland

7. land (possession) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

SamplesThe family owned a large estate on Long Island.

Synonymsacres, demesne, estate, landed estate

Broader (hypernym)immovable, real estate, real property, realty

Narrower (hyponym)barony, countryseat, Crown land, entail, feoff, fief, freehold, glebe, hacienda, homestead, leasehold, manor, plantation, seigneury, seigniory, signory, smallholding

8. land (group) the people who live in a nation or country

SamplesA statement that sums up the nation's mood.
The news was announced to the nation.
The whole country worshipped him.

Synonymscountry, nation

Broader (hypernym)people

Narrower (hyponym)British, British people, Brits, Dutch, Dutch people, English, English people, French, French people, Irish, Irish people, Spanish, Spanish people, Swiss, Swiss people

Member holonymnational, subject

9. land (group) a politically organized body of people under a single government

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsbody politic, commonwealth, country, nation, res publica, state

Broader (hypernym)political entity, political unit

Narrower (hyponym)ally, city state, city-state, commonwealth country, developing country, Dominion, foreign country, great power, major power, power, Reich, renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state, sea power, superpower, suzerain, world power

Instance hyponymEelam, Tamil Eelam

Part holonymestate, estate of the realm, the three estates

10. Land (person) United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)

SynonymsDin Land, Edwin Herbert Land

Instance hypernymartificer, discoverer, industrialist, inventor

11. land (act) agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

SamplesFarming is a strenuous life.
There's no work on the land any more.


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

English verb: land

1. land (motion) reach or come to rest

SamplesThe bird landed on the highest branch.
The plane landed in Istanbul.

ExamplesThe airplane is sure to land

Synonymsset down

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

Narrower (hyponym)alight, beach, belly-land, crash land, debark, disembark, force-land, light, perch, port, set down, touch down, undershoot

2. land (motion) cause to come to the ground

SamplesThe pilot managed to land the airplane safely.

Synonymsbring down, put down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

Causeland, set down

Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

3. land (change) bring into a different state

SamplesThis may land you in jail.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. land (motion) bring ashore

SamplesThe drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take

Narrower (hyponym)ground, run aground, strand, strand

5. land (possession) deliver (a blow)

SamplesHe landed several blows on his opponent's head.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)deliver, drive home

6. land (motion) arrive on shore

SamplesThe ship landed in Pearl Harbor.

Synonymsset ashore, shore

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

7. land (motion) shoot at and force to come down

SamplesThe enemy landed several of our aircraft.

Synonymsdown, shoot down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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