land·​mass | \ ˈland-ˌmas How to pronounce landmass (audio) \

Definition of landmass

: a large area of land continental landmasses

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Examples of landmass in a Sentence

the islands of Ireland and Great Britain were once part of the Eurasian landmass
Recent Examples on the Web That’s a verdant expanse equivalent to roughly seven times the footprint of Utah’s capital or slightly more than the entire dry landmass of Salt Lake County. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 Now, the Asian landmass, including India, cools rapidly, and forms a large area of high pressure, while the oceans, which cool at a slower rate, form low pressure zones. Anusha Krishnan, Quartz, 30 May 2022 The crop was so popular that by 2019 nearly 10% of Indonesia’s sprawling landmass was covered by it, according to government statistics. Jon Emont, WSJ, 7 May 2022 Glulam is manufactured at industrial scale from the spruce and pine forests that cover about a third of Norway’s landmass, including the slopes around Brumunddal, from which the timber for Mjøstårnet was harvested. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 Seattle has the largest landmass occupied by single family homes of any city in the country, at 60%. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 1 Mar. 2022 About 323 million years ago, a continent called Gondwana, which contains what is now Africa and South America slammed into a landmass called Laurasia, which had North America, Europe, and parts of Asia. Dennis Pillion |, al, 29 Dec. 2021 That agency oversees one-tenth of our nation’s landmass, yet Pendley—who has written several openly racist and homophobic op-eds—has been working toward the sale of those lands since at least the early 1980s. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 14 Aug. 2020 Finland’s membership would bring the alliance closer to Russia’s Kola Peninsula, a strategic landmass some 110 miles east of the border where Russia keeps ballistic missile submarines and stores nuclear warheads. Dylan Moriarty, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of landmass

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landmass was in 1856

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28 Jun 2022

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“Landmass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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land·​mass | \ ˈland-ˌmas How to pronounce landmass (audio) \

Kids Definition of landmass

: a very large area of land a continental landmass

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