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Dictionary definition for: Land

1. (v) reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

2. (n) the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"

3. (v) cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

4. (n) 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"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"

7. (v) bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

8. (n) territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe" "he made it the law of the land"

9. (v) deliver (a blow) "He landed several blows on his opponent''s head"

10. (n) the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

11. (n) 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"

12. (v) arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

13. (n) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

14. (v) shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

15. (n) 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"

16. (n) 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"

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

18. (n) working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life" "there''s no work on the land any more"

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