noun 1. the solid part of the surface of the earth as distinct from seas, lakes, etc ▶ Related adjective: terrestrial 2. a. ground, esp with reference to its use, quality, etc 5. law a. any tract of ground capable of being owned as property, together with any buildings on it, extending above and below the surface 6.
a. a country, region, or area
b. the people of a country, etc
14. to come or bring to some point, condition, or state
16. (transitive) informal to win or obtain ⇒ to land a job
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Word origin of 'land'Old English; compare Old Norse, Gothic land, Old High German lant