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English definition of “land”

land

noun (DRY SURFACE)    /lænd/
B2 [U] the surface of the Earth that is not covered by water : It is cheaper to drill for oil on land than at sea . The treaty has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of land- based missiles in Europe . The military commanders won't deploy their land forces until they're satisfied that the air attacks have done their job .The Earth and outer space - general words B1 [U] an area of ground , especially when used for a particular purpose such as farming or building : This sort of land is no good for growing potatoes . I always prosecute people who trespass on my land. We want to buy a plot of land to build a house .The Earth and outer space - general words the land farms , farming , and the countryside : Most of the families lived off the land (= grew their own food , etc.). My parents worked (on) the land.Farming - general wordsThe countryside
(Definition of land noun (DRY SURFACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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