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Overview of noun land

The noun land has 11 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (22) land

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

2. (18) land, ground, soil

(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")

3. (11) domain, demesne, land

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

4. (9) land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma

(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")

5. (7) country, state, land

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

6. (2) kingdom, land, realm

(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")

7. (2) estate, land, landed estate, acres, demesne

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

8. (2) nation, land, country

(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")

9. (1) state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic

(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")

10. Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land

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

11. farming, land

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


Overview of verb land

The verb land has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (16) land, set down

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

2. (4) land, put down, bring down

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

3. (3) bring, land

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

4. (2) land

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

5. (1) land

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

6. land, set ashore, shore

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

7. down, shoot down, land

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

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