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English[edit | edit source]

Most common English words: return « call « speak « #355: land » why » women » cried

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Middle English < Old English land, lond (ground, soil, defined piece of land, country) < Proto-Germanic *landan < Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with West Frisian lân, Dutch land, and German Land.

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Land

Plural
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Land ({{{1}}})

  1. The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
    Most insects live on land.
  2. real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
    There are 50 acres of land in this estate.
  3. A country or region.
    They come from a faraway land.
  4. A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  5. Ground that is suitable for farming.
    Plant the potatoes in the land.
  6. (Ireland / colloquial) a fright.
    He got an awful land when the police arrived.
  7. Template:Electronics A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
  8. In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
  9. The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.

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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Land

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Land (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
    The plane is about to land.
  2. (dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
    1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":
    • 10. You will be civil and attentive to passengers, giving proper assistance to ladies and children getting in or out, and never start the car before passengers are fairly received or landed.
  3. (intransitive) To come into rest.
  4. (intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  5. (transitive) To bring to land.
    It can be tricky to land a helicopter.
    Use the net to land the fish.
  6. (transitive) To acquire; to secure.
  7. (transitive) To deliver.

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Land (not comparable)

Positive
Land

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or relating to land.
  2. Residing or growing on land.

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Danish[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old Norse land, from Proto-Germanic *landom, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

Noun[edit | edit source]

Land n. (singular definite Landet, plural indefinite Lande)

  1. country (nation state (noun))
  2. land

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

In compounds: land-, lande-, lands-, -land.

Inflection[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Land

  1. Imperative of lande.

Dutch[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Land n. (plural landen, diminutive landje, diminutive plural landjes)

  1. land, country

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Land

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of landen.
  2. The imperative of landen.

Faroese[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

land n.

  1. land
  2. coast
  3. country, nation
  4. ground, soil
  5. "the state"

Declension[edit | edit source]

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Icelandic[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Is-noun

  1. (uncountable) land, earth, ground (part of the Earth not under water)
  2. (countable) country
    Japan er fallegt land.
    Japan is a beautiful country.
  3. (uncountable) countryside, country
    Ég bý úti á landi.
    I live in the country
  4. (uncountable) land, as a mass noun, measurable in quantity
  5. (countable) tracts of land, aestate
    Ég á þetta land og allt sem er á því.
    I own this land and everything on it.

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Norwegian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old Norse land.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Land n.

  1. country
  2. land

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Land” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Old English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Germanic *landom, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old Saxon land (Dutch land), Old High German lant (German Land), Old Norse land (Swedish land), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳. The PIE root is also the source of Celtic *landā (Welsh llan ‘enclosure’, Breton lann ‘heath’).

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land n.

  1. land

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Swedish[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

land n. Template:Sv-noun Template:Sv-noun

  1. Land, country, nation.
  2. (uncountable) land, as opposed to sea or air
  3. (uncountable) land; part of Earth not covered by sea
  4. (uncountable) land; ground suitable for farming
  5. short for trädgårdsland; small piece of ground used for a hobby-based growing of vegetables, flowers, berries and other plants

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

country
neither sea nor air
ground suitable for farming
  • mark (owned land in general, for farming or not)

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

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