landed

adjective

land·​ed ˈlan-dəd How to pronounce landed (audio)
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 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 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 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 He’s not the product of an upper-class English education or the scion of a landed family of ancient privilege. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 Patrick's family belonged to the landed middle class. Alejandro Chafuen, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landed. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

landed

adjective
land·​ed ˈlan-dəd How to pronounce landed (audio)
1
: owning land
landed aristocrats
2
: consisting of real estate
landed wealth
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