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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Land  \Land\,  v.  i. 
  To  go  on  shore  from  a  ship  or  boat;  to  disembark;  to  come  to 
  the  end  of  a  course. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Land  \Land\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Landed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Landing}.] 
  1.  To  set  or  put  on  shore  from  a  ship  or  other  water  craft; 
  to  disembark;  to  debark. 
 
  I  'll  undertake  top  land  them  on  our  coast.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  catch  and  bring  to  shore;  to  capture;  as  to  land  a 
  fish. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Land  \Land\,  n. 
  Urine.  See  {Lant}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Land  \Land\,  n.  [AS.  land,  lond;  akin  to  D.,  G.,  Icel.,  Sw., 
  Dan.,  and  Goth.  land.  ] 
  1.  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  land 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  or  occurring  on  land;  "land 
  vehicles"  [syn:  {land(a)}]  [ant:  {sea(a)},  {air(a)}] 
  2:  operating  or  living  or  growing  on  land  [syn:  {terrestrial}, 
  {land(a)}]  [ant:  {amphibious},  {aquatic}] 
  n  1:  the  land  on  which  real  estate  is  located;  "he  built  the 
  house  on  land  leased  from  the  city" 
  2:  what  plants  grow  in  (especially  with  reference  to  its 
  quality  or  use);  "the  land  had  never  been  plowed";  "good 
  agricultural  soil"  [syn:  {ground},  {soil}] 
  3:  territory  over  which  rule  or  control  is  exercised;  "his 
  domain  extended  into  Europe";  "he  made  it  the  law  of  the 
  land"  [syn:  {domain},  {demesne}] 
  4:  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}] 
  5:  the  territory  occupied  by  a  nation;  "he  returned  to  the  land 
  of  his  birth";  "he  visited  several  European  countries" 
  [syn:  {country},  {state},  {nation}] 
  6:  a  domain  in  which  something  is  dominant;  "the  untroubled 
  kingdom  of  reason";  "a  land  of  make-believe";  "the  rise  of 
  the  realm  of  cotton  in  the  south"  [syn:  {kingdom},  {realm}] 
  7:  extensive  landed  property  (especially  in  the  country) 
  retained  by  the  owner  for  his  own  use  "the  family  owned  a 
  large  estate  on  Long  Island"  [syn:  {estate},  {landed 
  estate},  {acres},  {demesne}] 
  8:  the  people  of  a  nation  or  country  or  a  community  of  persons 
  bound  by  a  common  heritage;  "a  nation  of  Catholics";  "the 
  whole  country  worshipped  him"  [syn:  {nation},  {nationality}, 
  {country},  {a  people}] 
  9:  a  politically  organized  body  of  people  under  a  single 
  government;  "the  state  has  elected  a  new  president"  [syn: 
  {state},  {nation},  {country},  {commonwealth},  {res  publica}, 
  {body  politic}] 
  10:  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  1:  reach  or  come  to  rest;  "The  bird  landed  on  the  highest 
  branch";  "The  plane  landed  in  Istanbul"  [syn:  {set  down}] 
  2:  cause  to  come  to  the  ground;  of  aircraft  [syn:  {put  down},  {bring 
  down}] 
  3:  bring  into  a  different  state;  "this  may  land  you  in  jail" 
  [syn:  {bring}] 
  4:  bring  ashore;  "The  drug  smugglers  landed  the  heroin  on  the 
  beach  of  the  island" 
  5:  deliver,  as  of  a  blow;  "He  landed  several  blows  on  his 
  opponent's  head" 
  6:  arrive  on  shore;  of  ships  [syn:  {set  ashore},  {shore}] 
  7:  shoot  at  and  force  to  come  down  of  aircraft  [syn:  {down},  {shoot 
  down}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LAND,  n.  A  part  of  the  earth's  surface,  considered  as  property.  The 
  theory  that  land  is  property  subject  to  private  ownership  and  control 
  is  the  foundation  of  modern  society,  and  is  eminently  worthy  of  the 
  superstructure.  Carried  to  its  logical  conclusion,  it  means  that  some 
  have  the  right  to  prevent  others  from  living;  for  the  right  to  own 
  implies  the  right  exclusively  to  occupy;  and  in  fact  laws  of  trespass 
  are  enacted  wherever  property  in  land  is  recognized.  It  follows  that 
  if  the  whole  area  of  _terra  firma_  is  owned  by  A,  B  and  C,  there  will 
  be  no  place  for  D,  E,  F  and  G  to  be  born,  or  born  as  trespassers,  to 
  exist. 
 
  A  life  on  the  ocean  wave, 
  A  home  on  the  rolling  deep, 
  For  the  spark  the  nature  gave 
  I  have  there  the  right  to  keep 
 
  They  give  me  the  cat-o'-nine 
  Whenever  I  go  ashore. 
  Then  ho!  for  the  flashing  brine  -- 
  I'm  a  natural  commodore! 
  Dodle 
 
 




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