land

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noun
1 surface of the earth
ADJECTIVE
dry

It was good to be on dry land again after months at sea.

VERB + LAND
reach

The explorers reached land after a long voyage.

sight

In the distance the crew sighted land.

reclaim

The new project will reclaim the land from the sea.

LAND + NOUN
mass

chains of volcanoes running along the edge of continental land masses

surface
animal, mammal
battle, war
forces

With the land forces defeated, everything now rested on the navy.

PREPOSITION
by land

It's impossible to reach this beach by land because of the high cliffs.

on land

Some animals can live both on land and in water.

2 piece of ground
ADJECTIVE
good, prime (esp. BrE)

Good agricultural land is scarce.

prime building land

fertile, rich

rich agricultural land

land that is rich in mineral deposits

marginal, poor

animals grazing on marginal land

arid, desert, dry, parched

The land was very dry after the long, hot summer.

barren
derelict (BrE), waste (usually wasteland)

A new shopping mall will be built on the derelict land.

contaminated
empty, unused, vacant
uncultivated, undeveloped, virgin, wild
agricultural, arable, cultivated, farm (usually farmland), farming, pasture, ranch (esp. AmE)

the clearing of forested areas to create pastures and arable land

grazing
industrial (esp. BrE)
building, housing (both BrE)
green-belt (esp. BrE), greenfield (BrE), park (usually parkland)
rural, urban
private
public
federal, state (both esp. AmE)
crown (BrE), government
reservation, tribal
common (BrE), communal

Everyone had the right to graze animals on communal land.

This used to be common land, where everyone had the right to graze animals.

open

They finally got out of the town and reached open land.

flat, low-lying (esp. BrE)
coastal, forest, forested (esp. AmE)
… OF LAND
area, parcel, patch, piece, plot, scrap (esp. BrE), strip, tract

The state owns vast tracts of land.

Every scrap of land is used for growing food.

VERB + LAND
have, hold, own

The inhabitants of a village held land in common.

acquire, buy, purchase
sell
lease, rent
reclaim
protect
cultivate, farm, plough/plow, work
irrigate
clear

The land has been cleared ready for building.

develop

They were refused permission to develop the land.

expropriate (formal), seize
distribute, redistribute
grant sb

He was granted land by the state.

LAND + VERB
adjoin sth

a piece of land adjoining the airport

LAND + NOUN
agent (esp. BrE)
office (AmE), registry (BrE)
acquisition, purchase
grab

The rush for fuel and food will lead to a global land grab.

tenure
management
reclamation (esp. BrE)
development
use
reform
prices, values
claim
dispute
3 the land farming land
VERB + THE LAND
live off

It's very fertile countryside where you can just live off the land.

farm, work, work on

His family had always worked the land.

leave

Many people leave the land to find work in towns.

get back to, go back to

He's tired of living in cities, and wants to get back to the land.

4 country
ADJECTIVE
ancestral, native

the tribe's ancestral lands

distant, faraway, far-off

He journeyed to many distant lands.

alien, foreign, strange

She was all alone in a strange land.

Promised Land (often figurative)

the Promised Land of progressive education

cloud cuckoo (BrE), fantasy, la-la (AmE), never-never

Anyone who thinks this legislation will be effective is living in cloud cuckoo land.

VERB + LAND
conquer, occupy
rule
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verb
1 of an aircraft
ADVERB
safely

The pilot managed to land the plane safely.

VERB + LAND
be about to, be due to, be scheduled to
come down to

The plane slowly came down to land.

be forced to

The plane was forced to land in a nearby field.

be able to, manage to
PREPOSITION
at

We are due to land at Newark at 12.15.

2 fall to the ground
ADVERB
awkwardly, badly, painfully

I landed awkwardly and twisted my ankle.

expertly, gracefully, neatly

He tensed himself for the jump and landed expertly on the other side.

heavily
gently, lightly, softly
squarely

The coin landed squarely between his feet.

PREPOSITION
on

She fell and landed heavily on her back.


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