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Spanish translation of “land”

land

noun /lӕnd/
the solid part of the surface of the Earth which is covered by the sea
tierra
We had been at sea a week before we saw land.
a country
tierra
foreign lands .
the ground or soil
terreno , tierras
He never made any money at farming as his land was poor and stony .
an estate
tierras
He owns land/ lands in Scotland .
landing noun (an act of) coming or bringing to shore or to ground
aterrizaje , desembarque , desembarco
an emergency landing (also adjective ) a landing place .
a place for coming ashore
desembarcadero
The boat passengers disembarked at the landing.
the level part of a staircase between flights of steps
descansillo , rellano
Her room was on the first floor , across the landing from mine.
landing gear noun the parts of an aircraft that carry the load when it lands
tren de aterrizaje
The accident was caused by the failure of the plane’s landing-gear.
landing stage noun a platform , fixed or floating , on which to land passengers or goods from a boat .
desembarcadero
landlocked adjective enclosed by land
cercado de tierra , interior
Paraguay is a landlocked country That area is completely landlocked.
landlord noun (feminine landlady, plural landladies) a person who has tenants or lodgers
dueño , propietario ; dueña , propietaria
My landlady has just put up my rent .
(British) a person who keeps a public house
patrón , patrona
The landlord of ’The Swan ’ is Mr Roberts.
landmark noun an object on land that serves as a guide to seamen or others
marca , señal , punto de referencia
The church tower is a landmark for sailors because it stands on the top of a cliff .
an event of great importance
hito
The discovery of noble gases was an important landmark in the history of chemistry .
landmine noun a mine laid on or near the surface of the ground , which is set off by something passing over it.
mina terrestre
landowner noun a person who owns land, especially a lot of land.
terrateniente
Landrover® /-rouvə/ noun a type of strong motor vehicle used for driving over rough ground .
Landrover
landslide noun a piece of land that falls down from the side of a hill
desprendimiento
Some houses were buried in the landslide.
landslide (victory) noun a clear victory in an election
triunfo aplastante ; goleada
Their political party won a landslide victory .
landslide defeat noun a clear defeat in an election
derrota aplastante
The National Party suffered a landslide defeat in the general election .
land up phrasal verb to get into a particular , usually unfortunate , situation , especially through one’s own fault
acabar
He landed up in prison after stealing from his boss .
land with phrasal verb to burden (someone) with (an unpleasant task )
cargar
She was landed with the job of telling him the bad news .
see how the land lies to take a good look at the circumstances before making a decision
mirar de qué lado sopla el viento
We don’t have to decide today – in fact , it might be better to wait and see how the land lies .
(Definition of land from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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