land·​ed ˈlan-dəd How to pronounce landed (audio)
: having an estate in land
landed proprietors
: consisting in or derived from land or real estate
landed wealth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Resting atop the ridge, Princess Elisabeth resembles a freshly landed hexagonal spacecraft, its sleek silver panels reflecting the bright whites of the polar landscape. Serena Coady, CNN, 6 Feb. 2023 The landed gentry sit atop the social pyramid and below them the professionals and tenants—the latter precluded by price from mounting the property ladder themselves. WIRED, 18 Jan. 2023 The budding star has since landed campaigns with Fendi, Versace and Calvin Klein, and even appeared on the runway alongside her mom during Paris Fashion Week in 2021. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2022 So at Hopkins, landing fees per thousand pounds of landed weight is a dollar 25. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2022 The landed gentry of England just have a way of making the most rugged sports seem, in a word, gentlemanly. Brett Braley, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2022 After intense negotiations, the U.S. requested a special meeting later in that same year where a quota was revised from zero to 12 landed bowhead whales. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Aug. 2022 Brands argue that pre-production sample runs are expensive, and the landed cost of a sample can actually be higher than that product’s in-season wholesale cost. Corey Buhay, Outside Online, 21 Aug. 2020 Up on a hill, looking down at the poor Lapvonians, is Villiam, a cruel and imbecile lord who lives in a landed estate and visits wickedness on the populace to keep them in place. New York Times, 13 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of landed was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Landed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

Kids Definition


land·​ed ˈlan-dəd How to pronounce landed (audio)
: owning land
landed aristocrats
: consisting of real estate
landed wealth
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