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Synonyms and Antonyms of land

  1. 1 a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government <the whole land rose up in outrage over the tyrant's unconscionable cruelties> Synonyms commonwealth, country, nation, sovereignty (also sovranty), stateRelated Words city-state, microstate, ministate, nation-state; domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, realm, republic; duchy, dukedom, emirate, principality, seigniory (or seignory), sultanate; democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, oligarchy, sovereign (also sovran), theocracy; client state, colony, condominium, dependency, mandate, province, settlement, soil, trust territory; fatherland, homeland, motherland; great power, power, sea power, superpower, world power; welfare state

  2. 2 a broad geographical area <the land to the west was said to have incredibly rich soil and plentiful water> Synonyms belt, corridor, region, neck, part(s), tract, zoneRelated Words district, domain, latitude(s), range, realm, terrain, territory; neighborhood, vicinity

  3. 3 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air <it's always good to be back on dry land after a long boat ride> Synonyms dirt, dust, ground, earth, soil, terra firmaRelated Words continent, landmass, zone; island, isthmus, mainland, peninsula



Synonyms and Antonyms of land

  1. 1 to stop at or near a place along the shore <the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth after exploring Cape Cod Bay> Synonyms anchor, dock Related Words berth, moor, tie up; beach, ground; harbor; arrive, reach, show up, turn up; debark, disembark Phrases make port Near Antonyms embark, launch, sail

  2. 2 to get to a destination <we landed at the hotel just before midnight> Synonyms appear, arrive, get in, get through, come, show up, turn upRelated Words fetch, hit, make, reach; pull in, touch down; debark, disembark; barge (in), blow in, breeze (in), burst (in or into), waltz (in); check in, clock (in)Near Antonyms check out, clock (out); flee, vamooseAntonyms go, leave

  3. 3 to go ashore from a ship <the passengers on the cruise landed at St. George in Bermuda> Synonyms debark, disembarkRelated Words beach; anchor, dock, put inNear Antonyms board, get (on); weigh (anchor)Antonyms embark

  4. 4 to come to rest after descending from the air <our plane is landing in 15 minutes, so we need to put all of our things away> Synonyms alight, light, perch, roost, settle, touch downRelated Words belly-land, crash-landNear Antonyms arise, ascend, climb, rise; float, fly, glide, plane, soar, wing; hang, hoverAntonyms blast off, take off

  5. 5 to receive as return for effort <because of his work on the boss's pet project, he landed a promotion as well as a raise> Synonyms acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, earn, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winRelated Words clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms forfeit, lose

  6. 6 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <after struggling for half an hour, the fisherman finally landed a 10-pound bass> Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, catch, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trapRelated Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms miss

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