What is land?

  • (noun): The solid part of the earth's surface.
    Example: "The plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"
    Synonyms: dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on land, lands:

Yomi
... Yomi-no-kuni (黄泉 or 黄泉の国?) 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
... on the Arctic coast, catapulting the issue of land ownership into headlines ... 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 had been settled ... into law by President Nixon, which abrogated Native claims to aboriginal 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 ... 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 the M26 being one of the first bicycles ...
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 former Ford car plant ... 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 ...
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 ... PTO gearbox casing." PTOs remained 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 ...

More definitions of "land":

  • (noun): The land on which real estate is located.
    Example: "He built the house on land leased from the city"
  • (noun): Territory over which rule or control is exercised.
    Example: "He made it the law of the land"
    Synonyms: domain, demesne
  • (verb): Bring ashore.
    Example: "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  • (verb): Reach or come to rest.
    Synonyms: set down
  • (verb): Bring into a different state.
    Example: "This may land you in jail"
    Synonyms: bring
  • (verb): Deliver (a blow).
    Example: "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  • (adj): Operating or living or growing on land.
    Synonyms: terrestrial
  • (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
  • (noun): Working the land as an occupation or way of life.
    Example: "There's no work on the land any more"
    Synonyms: farming
  • (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
  • (verb): Cause to come to the ground.
    Example: "The pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
    Synonyms: put down, bring down
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land.
    Example: "Land vehicles"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word land:

    But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and I will multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 7:3.

    The merely political aspect of the land is never very cheering; men are degraded when considered as the members of a political organization.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In the land of turkeys in turkey weather
    At the base of the statue, we go round and round.
    What a beautiful history, beautiful surprise!
    Monsieur is on horseback. The horse is covered with mice.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)