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English

Etymology

Middle English < Old English land, lond (ground, soil, defined piece of land, country) < Proto-Germanic *landom < Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
land

Plural
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land ({{{1}}})
  1. The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
    Most insects live on land.
  2. real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
    There are 50 acres of land in this estate.
  3. A country or region.
    They come from a faraway land.
  4. A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  5. Ground that is suitable for farming.
    Plant the potatoes in the land.
  6. (Ireland / colloquial) a fright.
    He got an awful land when the police arrived.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to land

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to land (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
    The plane is about to land.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
    1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":
    • 10. You will be civil and attentive to passengers, giving proper assistance to ladies and children getting in or out, and never start the car before passengers are fairly received or landed.
  3. (intransitive) To come into rest.
  4. (intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  5. (transitive) To bring to land.
    It can be tricky to land a helicopter.
    Use the net to land the fish.
  6. (transitive) To acquire; to secure.
  7. (transitive) To deliver.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

land (not comparable)

Positive
land

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or relating to land.
  2. Residing or growing on land.

Translations


Danish

Noun

land n.

  1. country (nation state (noun))


This Danish entry was created from the translations listed at country. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see land in the Danish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

land n.

  1. land, country

Derived terms

Verb

land

  1. The first person singular present tense of landen.
  2. The imperative form of landen.

Faroese

Noun

land n.

  1. land
  2. coast
  3. country, nation
  4. ground, soil
  5. "the state"

Declension

n8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative land landið lond londini
Accusative land landið lond londini
Dative landi landinum londum londunum
Genitive lands landsins landa landanna

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

land n. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|land]]

  1. land, earth
  2. country
    Japan er fallegt land.
    Japan is a beautiful country.
  3. (tract of) land, estate
    Ég á þetta land og allt sem er á því.
    I own this land and everything which is on it.

Declension

n-s Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative land landið lönd löndin
Accusative land landið lönd löndin
Dative landi landinu löndum löndunum
Genitive lands landsins landa landanna

Derived terms


Norwegian

Noun

land

  1. country

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *landom, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old Saxon land (Dutch land), Old High German lant (German Land), Old Norse land (Swedish land), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳. The PIE root is also the source of Celtic *landā (Welsh llan ‘enclosure’, Breton lann ‘heath’).

Pronunciation

Noun

land n.

  1. land

Derived terms

Descendants


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

land n.

Inflection for land Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative land landet länder länderna
Genitive lands landets länders ländernas
  1. Land, country.

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