land·​ed | \ˈlan-dəd \

Definition of landed 

1 : having an estate in land landed proprietors

2 : consisting in or derived from land or real estate landed wealth

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The speculators especially targeted the landed gentry, who sent their younger sons out to seek their fame and fortune. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Citrus-growing dreams called to English settlers," 25 Feb. 2018 Indeed, William’s Norman lords, and the Anglo-Saxons who backed him, became landed millionaires, even billionaires, by today’s standards. Washington Post, "France’s epic Bayeux Tapestry is headed to Britain, in a loan for the ages," 18 Jan. 2018 When the Constitution was first written, women were in some ways property of the landed gentry. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Mark Bradford on making art in post-shock phase of the Trump era and how comics channel this moment," 19 Feb. 2018 Chanting their names as the pair was introduced, the squad applauded every landed jump, including an impressive triple twist lift, and clapped along to the Beatles cover as the pair did their final step sequence and entered their death spiral. Time, "Spurred on by Cheerleaders, North and South Korea Face Off at Winter Olympics Figure Skating Pairs," 14 Feb. 2018 The French director teams with writers Julian Fellowes and Tim Rose Price, as well as cinematographer Sebastian Winterø, for this gorgeous adaptation trafficking in the delightfully wicked dirty laundry of the landed gentry. Katie Walsh,, "'Crooked House' delivers a thrilling Agatha Christie," 21 Dec. 2017 Its scenes shift from the landed estates of Moscow and St. Petersburg to the battlefields of Austerlitz and Borodino. Benjamin Shull, WSJ, "Tolstoy’s Classics Are Still Fresh a Century and a Half Later," 20 Oct. 2017 In their newly independent nation, the Dutch were mainly led by urban oligarchies comprised of wealthy merchants, unlike other European countries of the era, which were controlled by landed nobility. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever," 18 Sep. 2017 While Maryland had remained in the United States during the war, most of the landed gentry of Talbot County had been fiercely secessionist. Gabriella Demczuk, Smithsonian, "After the Civil War, African-American Veterans Created a Home of Their Own: Unionville," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of landed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of landed

: owning a large amount of land

: including a large amount of land

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