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noun land pronunciation in British English /lænd/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] an area of ground, especially one that is used for a particular purpose such as farming or building
    acres of agricultural land
    The land around here is quite flat.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] an area where the soil has particular qualities
      Most of the world’s fertile land is already being cultivated.
    2. b.
      [uncountable] an area that someone owns, often including the buildings on it. You can also refer to someones 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)
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the part of the Earths surface that is not the sea
    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.
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    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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