Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “land”

See all translations

land

noun [U]
 
 
/lænd/
the surface of the Earth that is not covered by water: on land It is cheaper to drill for oil on land than at sea.by land The code gives the minimum standards of welfare required for the transport of animals by land.
PROPERTY an area of ground, especially when used for a particular purpose such as farming or building: The agent controls land with the potential for 22,850 new homes, 5,650 of which already have planning permission.
( also lands [plural]) PROPERTY the land owned by a person or organization: It was understood that federal lands would be given to the oil and gas industry.
the land a way of referring to farms, farming, and the countryside: Many of these migrants have been forced to leave the land and find work in the cities. Some people in the state manage to live off the land.
→  See also arable , development land , farm noun , federal land , marginal land , prime land , private land , public land , raw land , reclaimed land , vacant land
(Definition of land noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of land?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “land” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More