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noun land pronunciation in American English /lænd/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] an area that someone owns, often including the buildings on it. You can also refer to someone's lands, and this has the same meaning

    The company bought the land last year.

    Some of his land had been flooded.

    Their ancient tribal lands have been taken away.

    a vacant plot of land (=piece of land)

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of land
    1. a.
      [uncountable] an area of ground, especially one that is used for a particular purpose such as farming or building

      The land around here is pretty flat.

      acres of agricultural land

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] an area where the soil has particular qualities

      Most of the world's fertile land is already being cultivated.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the part of the Earth's surface that is not the ocean

    The boxes eventually drifted to land after being in the sea for a week.

    Swans are graceful swimmers, but they're clumsy on land.

  3. 3
    [countable] literary a country, or a region

    the mountains of distant lands

    The news quickly spread throughout the land.

    land of:

    a land of wondrous wildlife and sweeping beauty

    Many people emigrated to Canada believing that it was a land of opportunity.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of land
    1. a.
      an imaginary place

      the land of make-believe

      He's living in a fantasy land.

  4. 4

    the land

    the countryside considered as a place to grow your own food or live in a simple healthy way
    go back to the land:

    They left the city and went back to the land to raise their children.

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