Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “no-man's-land”

no-man's-land

noun uk   /ˈnəʊ.mænz.lænd/ us    /ˈnoʊ-/
[S or U] an area or strip of land that no one owns or controls, such as a strip of land between two countries' borders, especially in a war: to be lost/stranded/stuck in no-man's-land They found themselves trapped in the no-man's-land between the two warring factions. [S] a situation or area of activity where there are no rules, or that no one understands or controls because it belongs neither to one type nor another: The families of people who die in custody are in a legal no-man's-land when they try to discover what went wrong.
(Definition of no-man's-land from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of no-man's-land?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “no-man's-land” in other dictionaries

Translations of “no-man's-land”

SMART Thesaurus: Territorial boundaries

“no-man's-land”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More