alt. 1 (context military English) The ground between trenches where a soldier from either side would be easily targeted. 2 A place where no one can or should be. 3 (context tennis English) The area between the backcourt and the space close to the net, from which it is difficult to return the ball. 4 (context politics geography English) Territory, often disputed, that cannot be inhabited because of fear of conflict, especially: 5 # Tracts of uninhabited territory close to the Iron Curtain. 6 # The stretch of land between the border posts of two contiguous sovereign states, sometimes separated by great distance. 7 # Land not claimed by any recognized sovereign state; terra nullius. n. 1 (context military English) The ground between trenches where a soldier from either side would be easily targeted. 2 A place where no one can or should be. 3 (context tennis English) The area between the backcourt and the space close to the net, from which it is difficult to return the ball. 4 (context politics geography English) Territory, often disputed, that cannot be inhabited because of fear of conflict, especially: 5 # Tracts of uninhabited territory close to the Iron Curtain. 6 # The stretch of land between the border posts of two contiguous sovereign states, sometimes separated by great distance. 7 # Land not claimed by any recognized sovereign state; terra nullius.
n. an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
land that is unowned and uninhabited (and usually undesirable)
the ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both); "but there is still a twilight zone, the tantalizing occurrences that are probably noise noise but might possibly be a signal"; "in the twilight zone between humor and vulgarity"; "in that no man's land between negotiation and aggression" [syn: twilight zone]
No Man's Land is a 2001 war film that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war. The film is a parable and marked the debut of Bosnian writer and director Danis Tanović. It is a co-production among companies in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Italy, France, Belgium and the UK. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001.
No man's land is an unoccupied area between two opposing positions.
No Man's Land may also refer to:
No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties who leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty. The term was originally used to define a contested territory or a dumping ground for refuse between fiefdoms. In modern times, it is commonly associated with the First World War to describe the area of land between two enemy trench systems, which neither side wished to cross or seize due to fear of being attacked by the enemy in the process.
No Man's Land is an absurdist play by Harold Pinter written in 1974 and first produced and published in 1975. Its original production was at the Old Vic Theatre in London by the National Theatre on 23 April 1975, and it later transferred to Wyndhams Theatre, July 1975 – January 1976, the Lyttelton Theatre April–May 1976, and New York October–December, returning to the Lyttelton, January–February 1977.
No Man's Land is an shōnen Original English-language manga series written by Jason DeAngelis, with art by Jennyson Rosero. It is published by Seven Seas Entertainment.
No Man's Land is a gun-slinging action series revolving around John Parker, a man with nothing to lose, the effective "No Man". Though he targets criminals, he encounters and fights supernatural creatures. No Man's Land volume one was one of Sevens Sea's initial release titles with volume two released in March 2006.
A flash animation series based on No Man's Land was launched in August 2005.
No Man's Land is a 1987 American crime film written by Dick Wolf directed by Peter Werner, and stars Charlie Sheen, D. B. Sweeney and Randy Quaid.
The basic plotline (undercover policeman falls in love with prime suspect's sister and cannot bring himself to make an arrest) is frequently cited as inspiring the film The Fast and the Furious.
No Man's Land is the second studio album from Hieroglyphics sub-group Souls of Mischief. Their final release under Jive Records, the album was released on October 10, 1995.
No Man's Land is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
"No Man's Land" is the first single released by British singer-songwriter Beverley Knight from her fifth studio album, Music City Soul. The song was released on 16 April 2007 digitally and 30 April 2007 physically and peaked at number forty-three on the UK singles chart. A further digital single was released on August 21, 2007 in support of her live performances at the iTunes festival in July, 2007, containing three live tracks. The digital EP release was the first of a two-part digital single, the second being released to promote the third single from Music City Soul, " The Queen of Starting Over".
No Man's Land was a television pilot film made in 1984. The pilot featured Stella Stevens as the sheriff of a town in the Old West with three daughters. The youngest daughter was played by Melissa Michaelsen. Stella's two older daughters were played by Terri Garber and Donna Dixon.
No Man's Land was a German record label based in Würzburg, Germany. Formed in 1984, it ceased trading in 1997. The label was run by its proprietors in combination with the music publishing and record label Review Records and the distribution company Recommended No Man's Land. The latter was part of the network of distributors associated with the British record label and distributor, Recommended Records. No Man's Land specialised in releases by experimental jazz and avant-garde artists.
"No Man's Land" (also known as "The Green Fields of France" or "Willie McBride") is a song written in 1976 by Scottish Australian folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle, reflecting on the grave of a young man who died in World War I. Its chorus refers to two famous pieces of military music, " The Last Post" and " The Flowers of the Forest". Its melody, its refrain ("did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly"), and elements of its subject matter (a young man cut down in his prime) are similar to those of "Streets of Laredo", a North American cowboy ballad whose origins can be traced back to an 18th-century English ballad called " The Unfortunate Rake" and the Irish Ballad " Lock Hospital". In 2009 Eric told an audience in Weymouth that he'd read about a girl who had been presented with a copy of the song by then prime minister Tony Blair, who called it "his favourite anti-war poem". According to Eric, the framed copy of the poem was credited to him, but stated that he had been killed in World War I.
"No Man's Land" is a single by Billy Joel. It was the third single from his 1993 album River of Dreams. The song is about the growth of suburbia and its negative environmental and social aspects. It presumably refers somewhat specifically to Long Island (the line about "lots more to read about Lolita and suburban lust" is an indirect reference to Amy Fisher). It was the first song performed on Late Show with David Letterman in August 1993.
"No Man's Land" is a song written by Steve Seskin and John Scott Sherrill, and recorded by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. It was released in August 1995 as the third single from the album John Michael Montgomery. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
No Man's Land is the third studio album by Lene Lovich, released on November 13, 1982 by Stiff Records. It is her last album to be released on the Stiff Records label. The album is produced by Lovich and Les Chappell. It contains songs from her previously released extended play, New Toy, since the album was planned to be already released in 1981, but was postponed following the disagreements with the record company.
The lead single, "It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz)", reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and number 51 on the Mainstream Rock chart. It also peaked at number 68 on the UK Singles Chart. "Blue Hotel" was released as the next single.
After its release, No Man's Land received mixed reviews from the music critics and was a less commercial success compared to her previous albums, Stateless (1978) and Flex (1979). It peaked at number 188 on the Billboard 200.
No Man's Land is a 2013 Chinese neo- western thriller film directed, co-written and co-produced by Ning Hao and starring Xu Zheng, Yu Nan, Huang Bo and Tobgye (Tibetan actor also known as Duobuji).
No Man's Land is a 1985 film directed, written and co-produced by Alain Tanner, about smuggling on the French-Swiss border.
No Man's Land is the seventh album by French rock singer Jacques Higelin, released in April 1978. The song "Pars" was covered by Grace Jones on her Warm Leatherette album in 1980.
"No Man's Land" is a song recorded by Japanese recording artist Kumi Koda, taken from her tenth studio album, Japonesque (2012). It was written by Koda, Mr. Blistah, Pete Kirtley, Jorge Mhondera, Samiya Berrabah, with production being done by long-time collaborator Max Matsuura. The song premiered on January 18, 2012 as the album's fifth promotional digital single, which was served through online retailers Dwanga, Mora, Mu-Mo, music.jp and Recochoku. It was re-released as an promotional radio airplay single on January 25, the same release date as Japonesque. The single artwork uses the CD and double DVD cover of Japonesque, which was used exclusively through Recochoku stores.
Musically, "No Man's Land" has been described as a rock song that borrows numerous musical elements such as heavy metal. It lyrically portrays an angry and violent woman trying to escape her lover's life. Self-described as "barren", the song includes several instruments including electric guitars, acoustic guitars, and drums. The song received mixed to positive reviews from most music critics. While critics singled it out as an album highlight and one of the better tracks from Japonesque, it was criticized for Koda's rap and overuse of instrumentation.
Due to "No Man's Land" being released digitally, it was ineligible to chart on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart due to their policy of restricting digital sales and releases. To promote the single, it has featured on one concert tour conducted by Koda, this being her 2013 Japonesque Tour. An accompanying music video for "No Man's Land" (and every other track from the parent album) was directed by long-time collaborator Ryuji Seki; it featured Koda wondering a wasteland, with distant views of decayed cityscapes and merry go rounds.
Usage examples of "no man's land".
For, being no man's land, it was the more readily ceded to a stranger.
She had been one of the Hub's favored and pampered children, but in part that was now the reason she was being forced towards the edge of a no man's land where survival depended on oneself and one's friends.
Between her and her minders stretched the no man's land of official insecurity.
One afternoon, when both sides had withdrawn after a day of particularly savage fighting, he had calmly walked out into the no man's land between the two forces, accompanied by two Legionnaires.
I approached the confrontation from the Oakland side -- but even with a tape recorder, camera and press credentials, it took almost thirty minutes to get through the no man's land of the police wall.