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land

noun  us   /lænd/

land noun (DRY SURFACE)

[U] the surface of the earth that is not covered by water: It is cheaper to drill for oil on land than at sea. [U] Land is also a particular area of the earth’s surface: They just bought 150 acres of land in Idaho. [U] The land refers to farms, farming, and the countryside: My parents worked (on) the land all their lives.

land noun (NATION)

[C] a country: Ireland was my mother’s native land.

land

verb  us   /lænd/

land verb (ARRIVE)

[I/T] to arrive or cause something to arrive at a place in an aircraft: [I] The pilot said we would land in about 20 minutes. [I/T] To land is also to arrive in a boat: [I] We’d been sailing for three weeks by the time we landed at Miami.

land verb (UNLOAD)

[T] to unload people or things from a ship or aircraft onto the ground: The general’s plan involved landing troops behind enemy lines.

land verb (ACHIEVE)

[T] infml to get or achieve something desirable: to land a job
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