Crossword clues for land
- Word with lord or lady
- Catch a trout
- Inventor of an instant camera (4)
- Cry from a crow's-nest
- Camera man
- Cry from the sea
- America is one
- End up
- Arrive at Logan
- Reel in a keeper
- A camera inventor
- Inventor of the Polaroid camera
- Realtor's holding
- "Sweet ___ of liberty . . . "
- Polaroid name
- Catch a carp
- Reach port
- Kind of lord or lady
- More than one-fourth of Earth's surface
- Word with FATHER
- Illinois, "___ of Lincoln"
- Ship's eventual destination
- Camera genius Edwin
- Hit the ground
- "The Tender ___," Copland opera
- Photography pioneer Edwin
- Inventor of a camera
- "This is my own, my native ___!": Scott
- Sight from a crow's-nest
- Bring an aircraft down
- Catch, as a fish
- See 6 Down
- "___ of the free"
- Reach shore
- Bring in a bass
- Polaroid inventor
- Touch down
- Come down
- Get, as a job
- Sighting from the crow's-nest
- Coast, for example
- Sight from the crow's-nest
- Set down
- Hit the runway
- Subject of many disputes
- See 39-Across
- Touch the tarmac
- Arrive at the airport
- It's touched in a touchdown
- Come to earth
- Come to shore
- Crow's-nest sighting
- Reel in
- Real estate
- Often-flooded locale
- Bring in, as a big client
- Hit the dirt?
- Make a touchdown
- Secure, as a contract
- End of many country names
- Deliver, as a punch
- Word that fills both blanks in "This ___ is your ___"
- A politically organized body of people under a single government
- United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
- The people who live in a nation or country
- A domain in which something is dominant
- Territory over which rule or control is exercised
- Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
- The solid part of the earth's surface
- The territory occupied by a nation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Land \Land\ (l[a^]nd), n. Urine. See Lant. [Obs.]
Land \Land\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Landed; p. pr. & vb. n. Landing.]
To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
I 'll undertake to land them on our coast.
To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
Specifically: (Aeronautics) To pilot (an airplane) from the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway.
Land \Land\, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ]
The solid part of the surface of the earth; -- opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land.
Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
Go view the land, even Jericho.
--Josh. ii. 1.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
Note: In the expressions ``to be, or dwell, upon land,'' ``to go, or fare, on land,'' as used by Chaucer, land denotes the country as distinguished from the town.
A poor parson dwelling upon land [i.e., in the country].
Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
The inhabitants of a nation or people.
These answers, in the silent night received, The king himself divulged, the land believed.
The mainland, in distinction from islands.
The ground or floor. [Obs.]
Herself upon the land she did prostrate.
(Agric.) The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
(Law) Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate.
--Kent. Bouvier. Burrill.
(Naut.) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing.
In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves. Land agent, a person employed to sell or let land, to collect rents, and to attend to other money matters connected with land. Land boat, a vehicle on wheels propelled by sails. Land blink, a peculiar atmospheric brightness seen from sea over distant snow-covered land in arctic regions. See Ice blink. Land breeze. See under Breeze. Land chain. See Gunter's chain. Land crab (Zo["o]l.), any one of various species of crabs which live much on the land, and resort to the water chiefly for the purpose of breeding. They are abundant in the West Indies and South America. Some of them grow to a large size. Land fish a fish on land; a person quite out of place. --Shak. Land force, a military force serving on land, as distinguished from a naval force. Land, ho! (Naut.), a sailor's cry in announcing sight of land. Land ice, a field of ice adhering to the coast, in distinction from a floe. Land leech (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of blood-sucking leeches, which, in moist, tropical regions, live on land, and are often troublesome to man and beast. Land measure, the system of measurement used in determining the area of land; also, a table of areas used in such measurement. Land of bondage or House of bondage, in Bible history, Egypt; by extension, a place or condition of special oppression. Land o' cakes, Scotland. Land of Nod, sleep. Land of promise, in Bible history, Canaan: by extension, a better country or condition of which one has expectation. Land of steady habits, a nickname sometimes given to the State of Connecticut. Land office, a government office in which the entries upon, and sales of, public land are registered, and other business respecting the public lands is transacted. [U.S.] Land pike. (Zo["o]l.)
The gray pike, or sauger.
The Menobranchus. Land service, military service as distinguished from naval service. Land rail. (Zo["o]l)
The crake or corncrake of Europe. See Crake.
An Australian rail ( Hypot[ae]nidia Phillipensis); -- called also pectoral rail. Land scrip, a certificate that the purchase money for a certain portion of the public land has been paid to the officer entitled to receive it. [U.S.] Land shark, a swindler of sailors on shore. [Sailors' Cant] Land side
That side of anything in or on the sea, as of an island or ship, which is turned toward the land.
The side of a plow which is opposite to the moldboard and which presses against the unplowed land.
Land snail (Zo["o]l.), any snail which lives on land, as distinguished from the aquatic snails are Pulmonifera, and belong to the Geophila; but the operculated land snails of warm countries are Di[oe]cia, and belong to the T[ae]nioglossa. See Geophila, and Helix.
Land spout, a descent of cloud and water in a conical form during the occurrence of a tornado and heavy rainfall on land.
Land steward, a person who acts for another in the management of land, collection of rents, etc.
Land tortoise, Land turtle (Zo["o]l.), any tortoise that habitually lives on dry land, as the box tortoise. See Tortoise.
Land warrant, a certificate from the Land Office, authorizing a person to assume ownership of a public land.
Land wind. Same as Land breeze (above).
To make land (Naut.), to sight land.
To set the land, to see by the compass how the land bears from the ship.
To shut in the land, to hide the land, as when fog, or an intervening island, obstructs the view.
Land \Land\, v. i.
To come to the end of a course; to arrive at a destination, literally or figuratively; as, he landed in trouble; after hithchiking for a week, he landed in Los Angeles.
Specifically: To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark.
Specifically: To reach and come to rest on land after having been in the air; as, the arrow landed in a flower bed; the golf ball landed in a sand trap; our airplane landed in Washington.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English land, lond, "ground, soil," also "definite portion of the earth's surface, home region of a person or a people, territory marked by political boundaries," from Proto-Germanic *landom (cognates: Old Norse, Old Frisian Dutch, Gothic land, German Land), from PIE *lendh- "land, heath" (cognates: Old Irish land, Middle Welsh llan "an open space," Welsh llan "enclosure, church," Breton lann "heath," source of French lande; Old Church Slavonic ledina "waste land, heath," Czech lada "fallow land").\n
\nEtymological evidence and Gothic use indicates the original sense was "a definite portion of the earth's surface owned by an individual or home of a nation." Meaning early extended to "solid surface of the earth," which had been the sense of the root of Modern English earth. Original sense of land in English is now mostly found under country. To take the lay of the land is a nautical expression. In the American English exclamation land's sakes (1846) land is a euphemism for Lord.\n
"to bring to land," early 13c., from land (n.). Originally of ships; of fish, in the angling sense, from 1610s; hence figurative sense of "to obtain" (a job, etc.), first recorded 1854. Of aircraft, attested from 1916. Related: Landed; landing.
1 Of or relating to land. 2 Residing or growing on land. n. 1 The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water. 2 real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected. 3 A country or region. 4 A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland. 5 The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming. 6 (label en often in combination) realm, domain. 7 (context agriculture English) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing. 8 (context Irish English colloquial English) A fright. 9 (context electronics English) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires. 10 In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits. 11 (context travel English) The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc. 12 (context obsolete English) The ground or floor. 13 (context nautical English) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing. 14 In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows. 15 # (context ballistics English) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun. v
1 (context intransitive English) To descend to a surface, especially from the air. 2 (context dated English) To alight, to descend from a vehicle. 3 (context intransitive English) To come into rest. 4 (context intransitive English) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water. 5 (context transitive English) To bring to land. 6 (context transitive English) To acquire; to secure. Etymology 2
n. lant; urine
n. the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil" [syn: ground, soil]
the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground" [syn: dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma]
a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land" [syn: state, nation, country, commonwealth, res publica, body politic]
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991) [syn: Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land]
working the land as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more" [syn: farming]
v. reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul" [syn: set down]
bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail" [syn: bring]
bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
Land is a two disc compilation album by Patti Smith, released on March 19, 2002, on Arista Records. Land contains a collection of recordings from her eight previous albums on the first disc, along with B-sides and unreleased songs on the second disc. The album ranked number eight in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002". It is dedicated to the memory of Richard Sohl.
Land (styled LAND) was a Seattle based music group founded and led by Jeff Greinke. Their music is described by guitarist Dennis Rea as "an odd blend of jazz, rock, electronic, and world music." Land was active from 1993 until 2001 and released three albums. In 1996 they toured China, Hong Kong, and Macau, including a performance at the prestigious Beijing International Jazz Festival.
Land is the fourth full-length album by the Faroese Viking / folk metal band Týr. It is a multilingual album with vocals in Faroese, English, Norwegian, Danish in Sinklars Vísa and Icelandic in Brennivín. It was released on May 30, 2008 through Napalm Records. The album is based on Nordic folklore. The final track is a new version of the song "Hail To The Hammer" which originally appeared on a demo in 2000, and again on How Far To Asgaard in 2002.
Land is a Swedish weekly family magazine with a countryside focus. The magazine was established in 1971. The headquarters of the magazine is in Stockholm. It is published by the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) and is distributed to all members of LRF. Eva Källström is the editor-in-chief of Land.
In 2009 Land was one of the best-selling Swedish magazines with a circulation of 224,000 copies.
Land is the solid surface of the Earth that is not covered by water. It may also refer to:
- Landform, physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit
- Land (economics), a factor of production comprising all naturally occurring resources
- Real estate, a legal term for land, used in regard to ownership
- Real property, a legal term similar to real estate
Land (band), American rock band
- Land (Land album), the first album by the band
- Land (Týr album), an album by Týr
- Land (1975–2002), an album by Patti Smith
- Land (The Comsat Angels album), an album by The Comsat Angels
- Lands (band), Japanese rock band
- Dah (band), a former Yugoslav/Belgian rock band, known as Land during 1975-1976 period
As a synonym for a region belonging to a people:
- -land, a suffix used in the names of several countries and other regions
As a geographical place:
- Land, California
- Land, Norway
- Land Glacier, Antarctica
As a division of a country:
- Länder of Austria (singular: Land)
- Lands of Denmark
- Lands of Finland
- Länder of Germany (singular: Land)
- Lands of Norway
- Lands of Sweden
- Ziemia, Polish for "land", a unit of administration in Poland
- Land (surname)
- Land Instruments International, A company specialising in infrared temperature measurement and emissions monitoring equipment
- LAND, a type of denial-of-service attack
- Landing, the end of a flight
- In Rifling, lands are the raised areas between grooves in gun barrels
- The Land (magazine)
- Drylands, areas with low amounts of water in the soil
- " Dry Land", a song by Joan Armatrading
- Dry Land, the only album by How We Live
Land is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Edwin H. Land (1909–1991), American scientist and inventor
- Frank Land, British information systems researcher
- Frank S. Land (1890–1959), American founder of Order of DeMolay
- Frank William Land (born c. 1961), British mathematician
- Greg Land (born c. 1965), American comic book artist
- Harold Land (1928–2001), American tenor saxophonist
- Michael Land (born 1961), American composer and musician
- Michael F. Land, British neurobiologist
Land is the seventh studio album by Tree63. Fuel Music released the album on September 11, 2015.
In economics, land comprises all naturally occurring resources whose supply is inherently fixed1. Examples are any and all particular geographical locations, mineral deposits, forests, fish stocks, atmospheric quality, geostationary orbits, and portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Natural resources are fundamental to the production of all goods, including capital goods. Location values must not be confused with values imparted by fixed capital improvements. In classical economics, land is considered one of the three factors of production (also sometimes called the three producer goods) along with capital, and labor. Land is sometimes merged with capital to simplify micro-economics. However, a common mistake is combining land and capital in macro-analysis. Income derived from ownership or control of natural resources is referred to as rent.
Land was sometimes defined in classical and neoclassical economics as the "original and indestructible powers of the soil." Georgists hold that this implies a perfectly inelastic supply curve (i.e., zero elasticity), suggesting that a land value tax that recovers the rent of land for public purposes would not affect the opportunity cost of using land, but would instead only decrease the value of owning it. This view is supported by evidence that although land can come on and off the market, market inventories of land show if anything an inverse relationship to price (i.e., negative elasticity).
Land, particularly geographic locations and mineral deposits, has historically been the cause of much conflict and dispute; land reform programs, which are designed to redistribute possession and/or use of geographic land, are often the cause of much controversy, and conflicts over the economic rent of mineral deposits have contributed to many civil wars.
Land, sometimes referred to as dry land, is the solid surface of the Earth that is not permanently covered by water. The vast majority of human activity throughout history has occurred in land areas that support agriculture, habitat, and various natural resources. Some life forms (including terrestrial plants and terrestrial animals) have developed from predecessor species that lived in bodies of water.
Areas where land meets large bodies of water are called coastal zones. The division between land and water is a fundamental concept to humans. The demarcation between land and water can vary by local jurisdiction and other factors. A maritime boundary is one example of a political demarcation. A variety of natural boundaries exist to help clearly define where water meets land. Solid rock landforms are easier to demarcate than marshy or swampy boundaries, where there is no clear point at which the land ends and a body of water has begun. Demarcation can further vary due to tides and weather.
Land, released in 1983 on Jive Records, was The Comsat Angels' fourth album. The album was reissued on CD in 2001 with five B-sides as bonus tracks for Jive's "Connoisseur Collection".
The song "Independence Day," originally from their debut album, Waiting for a Miracle, was rerecorded for Land. "Will You Stay Tonight" and "Independence Day" received a reasonable amount of airplay and charted in the UK at No. 81 and No. 71, respectively. "Island Heart" was also released as a single.
Land was the first of two albums for the Jive label and was viewed as a major departure from the Comsats' first three albums. Frontman Stephen Fellows looked back in a 2006 interview: "We made more commercial albums in the mid-'80s because the record company wanted us to do so. We were happy to find a new label after the commercially not-so-successful first albums." He regretted the result, but their options seemed limited because of the pop music world at the time. " Indie didn’t really exist, so we had no choice. But in retrospect we should have [stuck] to our early sound." Bass player Kevin Bacon put it this way: "The demos we did for Land were really good. It was a weird time for us – we felt deflated after being dropped after three albums by Polydor. Eighties pop values were rife; we didn’t naturally fit in, but were all into being popular (pop) and felt we could achieve it in a more damning way. We didn’t think Land was crap at the time, we just didn’t think it was us."
Land is the eponymous first full-length album by the American group Land. Land was recorded at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle in 1994 and released by the Australian label Extreme in 1995. All tracks were composed by Jeff Greinke with the exception of "Shu", which was composed by Greinke and Dennis Rea.
Prior to Land group leader Jeff Greinke's solo albums had been mainly heavily layered and textured ambient music. With Land Greinke's goal "was to push this layering technique using a four piece band, although texture continues to be a focus." Chris Nickson, in his Allmusic review, describes LAND, in part, as "...an album that teases, tickles, grates, and always satisfies in its ambition and performance." and adds that Land "...create an organic -- if often electronic -- whole. The textures shift like waves, sometimes quietly, sometimes evoking specific places, such as the bamboo tones of China, on "Shu." "Ku" becomes disquieting with its discordance, but overall this is quite a subdued record."
"Land" was a one-off charity single released in August 1993, credited to (and in the following order) Midnight Oil, Daniel Lanois, Hothouse Flowers, Crash Vegas, and The Tragically Hip. All five artists were part of that year's Another Roadside Attraction tour.
The CD release credits the authorship of the track to Jim Moginie, Rob Hirst, Peter Garrett, Gord Downie, Daniel Lanois and The Tragically Hip. However, as officially registered with ASCAP and BMI, the composition of "Land" is credited to Downie, Garrett, Lanois and Liam Ó Maonlaí. It was recorded in Calgary, with Lanois producing.
Usage examples of "land".
I will not wear thy soul with words about my grief and sorrow: but it is to be told that I sat now in a perilous place, and yet I might not step down from it and abide in that land, for then it was a sure thing, that some of my foes would have laid hand on me and brought me to judgment for being but myself, and I should have ended miserably.
I have not found the damsel ere ye turn back, I must needs abide in this land searching for her.
Forsooth of all the years that I abode about the Land of Tower those were the happiest.
Now this cheaping irked Ralph sorely, as was like to be, whereas, as hath been told, he came from a land where were no thralls, none but vavassors and good yeomen: yet he abode till all was done, hansel paid, and the thralls led off by their new masters.
Whatever be the inequality in the hardness of the materials of which the rock consists, even in the case of pudding-stone, the surface is abraded so evenly as to leave the impression that a rigid rasp has moved over all the undulations of the land, advancing in one and the same direction and levelling all before it.
Zaginaws landed, till now, when he saw that man in black, who appeared to be the Eternal Emperor himself, abseil out the window.
She slung her Uzi over her shoulder then abseiled down, landing silently on the floor below.
Land Rovers screaming around the desert, men in black kit abseiling down embassy walls, or free fallers with all the kit on, leaping into the night.
Carthage was condemned to pay within the term of fifty years, were a slight acknowledgment of the superiority of Rome, and cannot bear the least proportion with the taxes afterwards raised both on the lands and on the persons of the inhabitants, when the fertile coast of Africa was reduced into a province.
Of course, this is predicated on your success in purchasing all the land we require, and the subsequent merger of Acme with our new corporation.
Christians either desirous or capable of acquiring, to any considerable degree, the encumbrance of landed property.
The Takemotos were obviously acquiring money, and they were looking at land.
He had ridden out with her once in the first week, and seemed to take pride in showing her the acreage belonging to the plantation, the fields in cane and food crops, the lay of the lands along the river.
Then something actinic and mighty flashed, striking like a fist toward the heart of a great land mass.
But it seems likely that such a plan of private ownership would not be tolerated under a Socialist government, for, first of all, a very large number of Socialists are opposed to such a plan, and, secondly, the political actionists who have favored it either have sacrificed thereby the principles of their party, or else by advocating the private ownership of small farms, have done so with the intention of deceiving farmers and small land owners in order to win their votes.