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  1. [noun] the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"

  2. [noun] material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
    Synonyms: ground, soil

  3. [noun] the solid part of the earth's surface; "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: dry earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma

  4. [noun] territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
    Synonyms: domain, demesne

  5. [noun] the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
    Synonyms: country, state

  6. [noun] a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
    Synonyms: kingdom, realm

  7. [noun] extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
    Synonyms: estate, ed estate, acres, demesne

  8. [noun] the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
    Synonyms: nation, country, a people

  9. [noun] a politically organized body of people under a single government; "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: state, nation, country, commonwealth, res publica, body politic

  10. [noun] United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
    Synonyms: Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land

  11. [noun] working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
    Synonyms: farming

  12. [verb] reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
    Synonyms: set down

  13. [verb] cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
    Synonyms: put down, bring down

  14. [verb] bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
    Synonyms: bring

  15. [verb] bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

  16. [verb] deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"

  17. [verb] arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
    Synonyms: set ashore, shore

  18. [verb] shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
    Synonyms: down, shoot down

  19. [adjective] relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; "land vehicles"

  20. [adjective] operating or living or growing on land
    Synonyms: terrestrial


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