land

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land is part of the Basic English 850.
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land is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
land

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
land

Plural
lands

Usually (uncountable)

  1. Land is the part of the Earth that is not water
    The Earth is 70% water, and 30% land.
  2. A land is a country or region
  3. Land is an area of ground that can be used for farming, making buildings, etc.
    All this land belongs to me.

Verb[change]

Plain form
land

Third-person singular
lands

Past tense
landed

Past participle
landed

Present participle
landing

  1. (intransitive) When you land, you fall onto the ground.
    He jumped off the wall and landed on his feet.
  2. (intransitive) When an airplane lands, it comes down from the air onto the ground.
    The plane landed in Chicago.
  3. (transitive) When you land an airplane, you use the controls to bring it down on the ground.
    The pilot landed the big plane.