land Definition

  • 1the part of the earth's surface that is not covered by water, as opposed to the sea or the air
  • 2an area of ground, especially one that is used for a particular purpose such as farming or building
  • 3the solid part of the surface of the Earth; not sea

Using land: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "land" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The plane landed on the runway.

  • Example

    They bought a piece of land in the countryside.

  • Example

    The farmer plowed the land to prepare it for planting.

  • Example

    The explorers set foot on new land.

land Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for land

Idioms Using land

  • land on one's feet

    to recover from a difficult situation and return to a stable position


    Despite losing his job, he always seems to land on his feet and find a new opportunity.

  • a humorous or poetic way of referring to sleep or a state of drowsiness


    After a long day, I'm ready to head to the land of nod.

  • land up

    to arrive at a place, especially unexpectedly or unintentionally


    We took a wrong turn and ended up landing up at the beach.

Phrases with land

  • a nickname for the United States of America, emphasizing the country's values of freedom and democracy


    Many immigrants came to the land of the free in search of a better life.

  • a place of abundance and prosperity


    The pioneers believed that the West was a land of milk and honey.

  • to reach land after being at sea


    After weeks at sea, the sailors were relieved to make a land.


Summary: land in Brief

The term 'land' [lรฆnd] refers to the solid part of the Earth's surface that is not covered by water, including areas used for specific purposes like farming or building. It is often used in phrases like 'land of the free,' which refers to the United States of America, and idioms like 'land on one's feet,' meaning to recover from a difficult situation. 'Land' can also be used to describe reaching a destination, as in 'make a land.'

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