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General words for land and miscellaneous areas of land

acreage

noun

an area of land, often measured in acres

belt

noun

an area containing a lot of a particular thing that surrounds something else

border

noun

the land around the edge of something

claim

noun

a piece of land that was not owned before and that you say belongs to you

common land

noun

land that everyone has a right to use

conservation area

noun

an area of land that is protected from being damaged

conservation area

noun

an area where the buildings are protected because they are of historical importance and new buildings are usually not allowed

corridor

noun

used about the land near a major river, road, or railway line

domain

noun

an area of land owned and controlled by a particular person, especially in the past

dry land

noun

land, rather than the sea, a river, or a lake

enclosure

noun

an area surrounded by a fence or wall

environmentally sensitive area

noun

an area where the natural environment can easily be harmed

environs

noun

the area that surrounds a place

exclusion zone

noun

an area where a particular type of activity is not allowed or where people are not allowed to enter

feeding ground

noun

a place where a group of animals, birds, or fish regularly go to look for food and eat it

flatland

noun

level land without mountains, hills, or valleys

flatlands

noun

a region in which the land is level

footprint

noun

the amount of land, energy, water etc that a person or organization uses in order to exist or operate

ground

noun

an area of land

ground

noun

an area of land and the structures on it that are intended to be used for a particular purpose

ground

noun

an area of land or sea where a particular thing happens

land

noun

an area of ground, especially one that is used for a particular purpose such as farming or building

land

noun

an area where the soil has particular qualities

landscape

noun

an area of land that is beautiful to look at or that has a particular type of appearance

lot

noun

a small area of land used for a particular purpose

lowlands

noun

the part of a country that is fairly low and flat

the open

noun

any place that is outside, not in a building

parcel

noun

a section of a piece of land

permafrost

noun

ground that stays permanently frozen, for example in the polar regions

plot

noun

a piece of land used for a particular purpose, for example building a house or growing plants

public property

noun

buildings and land that are owned by the government of a country or area

scenery

noun

natural things such as trees, hills, and lakes that you can see in a particular place

space

noun

an area of land where there are no buildings

SSSI

noun

site of special scientific interest: an area of land protected by the government because it contains important plants, animals, rocks etc

terra firma

noun

land, especially as compared with water or air

terrain

noun

an area of land, usually one that has a particular physical feature

territory

noun

an area that belongs to or is used by someone

turf

noun

an area that one person or group considers to be their own

wasteland

noun

an area of land that is empty or cannot be used

the wild

noun

an environment that is natural

wilderness

noun

a place that is not looked after

wilderness area

noun

an area where the government has decided that no roads or buildings can be built so that it can be enjoyed for its natural beauty and animals can live there in peace

World Heritage Site

noun

a place that has a lot of historical importance and is officially not allowed to be changed or damaged

lowland

adjective

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