Translation of "land" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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landnoun

uk /lænd/ us /lænd/

land noun (DRY SURFACE)

B2 [ U ] the surface of the earth that is not covered by water

陆地,地面
It is cheaper to drill for oil on land than at sea. 在陆地上钻探石油比在海上更经济。
The treaty has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of land-based missiles in Europe. 该条约的签订导致了欧洲陆基导弹的数量大幅减少。
The military commanders won't deploy their land forces until they're satisfied that the air attacks have done their job. 军队指挥官们将一直等到他们觉得空中打击奏效了之后才会开始部署地面部队。

B1 [ U ] an area of ground, especially when used for a particular purpose such as farming or building

地,土地
This sort of land is no good for growing potatoes. 这种地不适合种马铃薯。
I always prosecute people who trespass on my land. 对擅自闯入我的领地的人我一律都要告上法庭。
We want to buy a plot of land to build a house. 我们想买一块地盖房子。
the land

farms, farming, and the countryside

农场;务农;农村
Most of the families lived off the land (= grew their own food, etc.). 大多数家庭靠种田过活。
My parents worked (on) the land. 我父母都务农。

More examples

  • The farmer grazes cattle on this land in the summer months.
  • This stretch of land was once covered with luxuriant forest, but is now bare.
  • There are several plots of land for sale.
  • The refugees were at sea for 40 days before reaching land.
  • This path marks the dividing line between my land and my neighbour's.

land noun (COUNTRY)

C2 [ C ] literary a country

国家
a land of ice and snow 冰雪的国度
The group want to promote their ideas in schools throughout the land. 该团体到全国各地的学校去宣传他们的理念。

More examples

  • He developed a malignant hatred for the land of his birth.
  • It is a barren and hostile land.
  • It is a land of antiquated social rules and suffocating traditions.
  • We've got the best brains in the land working on this problem.
  • They journeyed to foreign lands.

landverb

uk /lænd/ us /lænd/

land verb (ARRIVE)

B1 [ I or T ] to (cause to) arrive on the ground or other surface after moving down through the air

(使)着陆,(使)落地,(使)降落
We should land in Madrid at 7 a.m. 我们将于早上7点钟飞抵马德里。
You can land a plane on water in an emergency. 紧急情况下飞机可以迫降在水上。
The bird landed on my finger.
figurative The report first landed on my desk this morning. 这份报告最初是在今天早上出现在我的案头。

B1 [ I ] to arrive on land from the sea

到岸,到港
We landed at Port Said in the early evening. 傍晚时分我们乘船抵达赛伊德港。

More examples

  • One of the plane's engines cut out, so they had to land with only one.
  • Air traffic control at Heathrow have given us clearance to land in 20 minutes.
  • Unlike other spacecraft, the shuttle can glide back through the atmosphere, land safely, and be reused.
  • There was a good-sized crowd at the airport waiting for the plane to land.
  • By the grace of God, the pilot managed to land the damaged plane safely.

land verb (UNLOAD)

[ T ] to take goods or people off a ship or aircraft

使上岸;使下飞机;(从船或飞机上)卸下(货物)
The general's plan involved landing troops behind enemy lines. 将军的计划包括向敌人后方空投部队。

land verb (CATCH)

[ T ] to catch a fish with a hook (= curved piece of wire) or net and remove it from the water

钓到,网到(鱼)
He landed a huge salmon. 他钓到了一条很大的鲑鱼。

land verb (GET)

C2 [ T ] to get or achieve something good, especially in a way that seems easy or unexpected

(尤指轻而易举或意外地)获得,得到,赢得
He landed a senior editorial job. 他刚刚轻而易举地得到了一份高级编辑的工作。

(Translation of “land” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)