land·​ed | \ ˈlan-dəd How to pronounce landed (audio) \

Definition of landed

1 : having an estate in land landed proprietors
2 : consisting in or derived from land or real estate landed wealth

Examples of landed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evidence discovered by landed and orbital missions point to wet conditions billions of years ago. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "NASA Successfully Launches Mars Rover Perseverance to Collect Signs of Ancient Life," 30 July 2020 The peasants who remained in the countryside were often able to take their pick of unused land, increasing the power of the landed peasantry and boosting the rural economy. National Geographic, "Indeed, historians have argued that the Black Death paved the way for a new wave of opportunity, creativity, and wealth from which would flourish the art, culture, and ideas of the Renaissance, and the beginnings of a recognizably modern Europe.," 23 Apr. 2020 In this dark comedy set primarily in the late 1920s, our narrator is Aroon St. Charles, the heavy, uncomely daughter of a landed Anglo-Irish family beset by money troubles. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Five Best: Meghan Cox Gurdon on Bewilderment," 22 Mar. 2019 Households living in landed property, who spent nearly 5% more on average every year between 2008 and 2013, tightened the purse strings to just 0.2%. Washington Post, "Why Ordinary Singaporeans Are Spending Faster Than the Rich," 6 Aug. 2019 Historically, horse sport was a pursuit of the landed and, in its earliest iterations, the Classic could still be counted on to draw out what remained of the clubby Hamptons summer elite. New York Times, "Where to Show Off Your $5 Million Horse," 31 Aug. 2019 Only one other mission—China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft—has soft-landed in this rugged, forbidding region. Shekhar Chandra, Scientific American, "What to Expect from India’s Second Moon Mission," 12 July 2019 In Dead Souls the diabolic anti-hero buys up the names of serfs who have died since the last census in order to pass himself off as a landed gentleman. The New York Review of Books, "Giles Harvey," 23 May 2019 Coastal communities that would have gotten 1.5% of the landed value of the foregone pink catch would receive $2.43 million. Anchorage Daily News, "Feds delay release of $56M in disaster funds stemming from bleak 2016 pink salmon run," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of landed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Landed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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