no-man's-land definition, meaning - what is no-man's-land in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “no-man's-land”

See all translations

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

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

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More