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overland

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adverb over·land \ˈō-vər-ˌland, -lənd\

Simple Definition of overland

  • : on or across land instead of over water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overland

  1. :  by, on, or across land

Examples of overland in a sentence

  1. We traveled overland by horse to the mountains.



12th Century

First Known Use of overland

12th century


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overland

adjective over·land

Definition of overland

  1. :  going or accomplished over the land instead of by sea <overland emigrants> <an overland route>




OVERLAND Defined for Kids

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overland

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adverb over·land \ˈō-vər-ˌland\

Definition of overland for Students

  1. :  by land rather than by water <travel overland>




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overland

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adjective over·land

Definition of overland for Students

  1. :  going by land rather than by water <an overland route>




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