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1 land /ˈlænd/ noun
plural lands
1 land
/ˈlænd/
noun
plural lands
Learner's definition of LAND
[noncount] : the solid part of the surface of the Earth : an area of ground
often used before another noun
see also dry land, lay of the land, wetland
: an area of the earth's solid surface that is owned by someone
[noncount]
[plural]
often used before another noun
[count] : a country or nation
sometimes used figuratively see also dreamland, la-la land, never-never land, no-man's land, promised land
the land : land in the countryside that is thought of as providing a simple and good way of living

how the land lies

chiefly British
: the true facts about a situation

in the land of the living

informal
: alive

land of milk and honey

: a place where there is plenty of food and money and life is very easy

live off/on the fat of the land

see 2fat
2 land /ˈlænd/ verb
lands; landed; landing
2 land
/ˈlænd/
verb
lands; landed; landing
Learner's definition of LAND
[no object] : to return to the ground or another surface after a flight
[+ object] : to cause (an airplane, helicopter, etc.) to return to the ground or another surface after a flight
[no object] : to hit or come to a surface after falling or moving through the air
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] sports : to complete (a jump or other athletic movement) by landing on your feet
[+ object] : to cause (someone) to be in a specified place or situation
[no object] : to reach or come to a place or situation that was not planned or expected
[+ object] : to succeed in getting (something)
[+ object] : to put (someone or something) onto the shore from a ship or boat
[no object] : to go onto the shore from a ship or boat
[no object] of a ship or boat or its passengers : to reach the shore
[+ object] : to catch and bring in (a fish)
[+ object] : to hit someone with (a punch, blow, etc.)

land in your lap

see 1lap

land with

[phrasal verb]
land (someone) with (something or someone) British, informal
: to force (someone) to deal with (something or someone unpleasant)
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