What is land?

  • (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).
    Example: "The land had never been plowed"
    Synonyms: ground, soil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on land, lands:

Land Rover - Brand Extension - Bicycles
... In 1995 Land Rover endorsed the production of a hand-made bicycle using its logo ... The bicycle was called the Land Rover APB and was manufactured by Pashley Cycles, of Stratford-upon-Avon, being the collapsible version of their Moulton designed APB (All Purpose Bicycle) model with leading ... Two more models immediately followed the Land Rover XCB V-20 and was aimed primarily at younger riders (children) and the Land Rover XCB D-26, also available as ...
Land Rover - Abilities
... Power take-off (PTO) was integral to the Land Rover concept from 1948, enabling farm machinery and many other items to be run with the vehicle stationary ... regular options on Series I, II and III Land Rovers up to the demise of the Series Land Rover in 1985 ... Land Rover (the Series/Defender models) is that they are available in a variety of body styles, from a simple canvas-topped pick-up truck to a twelve-seat fully trimmed ...
Land Rover - Manufacturing
... Land Rovers were manufactured primarily at the Solihull plant, near Birmingham, but production of the Freelander was moved to the Halewood Body Assembly plant near Liverpool, a ... The Freelander is also assembled in knock-down kit (CKD) form at Land Rover's facility in Pune, India ... Tata Motors announced that it plans to build Land Rover and Jaguar models in China as the company seeks to cut costs and expand sales ...
Yomi
... is the Japanese word for the land of the dead (World of Darkness) ... Once one has eaten at the hearth of Yomi it is impossible to return to the land of the living ... "central land of reed plains", located on earth?), and Yomo-tsu-kuni (黄泉国?) or Yomi-no-Kuni (黄泉の国, lit ...
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act - Background
... Bay on the Arctic coast, catapulting the issue of land ownership into headlines ... was approved, but a permit to construct the pipeline, which would cross lands involved in the native dispute, could not be granted until the Native claims ... President Nixon, which abrogated Native claims to aboriginal lands ...

More definitions of "land":

  • (verb): Bring ashore.
    Example: "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  • (verb): Deliver (a blow).
    Example: "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  • (noun): The land on which real estate is located.
    Example: "He built the house on land leased from the city"
  • (noun): United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991).
    Synonyms: Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land
  • (noun): Territory over which rule or control is exercised.
    Example: "He made it the law of the land"
    Synonyms: domain, demesne
  • (noun): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Example: "He returned to the land of his birth"
    Synonyms: country, state
  • (noun): A domain in which something is dominant.
    Example: "A land of make-believe"
    Synonyms: kingdom, realm
  • (verb): Reach or come to rest.
    Synonyms: set down
  • (verb): Cause to come to the ground.
    Example: "The pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
    Synonyms: put down, bring down
  • (noun): Working the land as an occupation or way of life.
    Example: "There's no work on the land any more"
    Synonyms: farming
  • (verb): Bring into a different state.
    Example: "This may land you in jail"
    Synonyms: bring
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land.
    Example: "Land vehicles"
  • (adj): Operating or living or growing on land.
    Synonyms: terrestrial

Famous quotes containing the word land:

    The great fact in life, the always possible escape from dullness, was the lake. The sun rose out of it, the day began there; it was like an open door that nobody could shut. The land and all its dreariness could never close in on you. You had only to look at the lake, and you knew you would soon be free.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    Many children grow through adolescence with no ripples whatever and land smoothly and predictably in the adult world with both feet on the ground. Some who have stumbled and bumbled through childhood suddenly burst into bloom. Most shake, steady themselves, zigzag, fight, retreat, pick up, take new bearings, and finally find their own true balance.
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land,
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)