land: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (land), [key]
  1. to bring to or set on land: to land passengers or goods from a ship; to land an airplane.
  2. to bring into or cause to arrive in a particular place, position, or condition: His behavior will land him in jail.
  3. to catch or capture; gain; win: to land a job.
  4. to bring (a fish) to land, or into a boat, etc., as with a hook or a net.
  1. to come to land or shore: The boat lands at Cherbourg.
  2. to go or come ashore from a ship or boat.
  3. to alight upon a surface, as the ground, a body of water, or the like: to land on both feet.
  4. to hit or strike the ground, as from a height: The ball landed at the far side of the court.
  5. to strike and come to rest on a surface or in something: The golf ball landed in the lake.
  6. to come to rest or arrive in a particular place, position, or condition (sometimes fol. by up): to land in trouble; to land up 40 miles from home.
  7. to reprimand; criticize: His mother landed on him for coming home so late.
  8. See(def. 27).


Pronunciation: (land), [key]
  1. 1909–91, U.S. inventor and businessman: created the Polaroid camera.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form ofhinterland; lowland.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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