Definition of landmass
: a large area of land continental landmasses
Examples of landmass in a Sentence
the islands of Ireland and Great Britain were once part of the Eurasian landmass
Recent Examples of landmass from the Web
The country may be oil-rich, but most of its landmass is desert and unsuitable for agriculture.
But there were reasons the empire had so much catching up to do, which involved uniquely Russian characteristics like its sprawling landmass, terrible climate and poor soil.
The war tripled Israel’s landmass overnight and gave it dominion over the lives of more than a million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
For me, Vivienne and nearly 20 other shipmates — who happily raised our hands when polled by a Quark leader during an early briefing — this frozen landmass that is larger than both Australia and Europe would be our seventh continent.
The next picture—a shot of the sea with a landmass in the background, taken from the window of an airplane—was received with less enthusiasm.
In fact, the continental U.S. is the only landmass to see the total solar eclipse on August 21.
With just a sliver of Japan’s total landmass, Okinawa is home to about half the American soldiers and sailors stationed in Japan.
A World Heritage Site because of their unique biodiversity and inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands already had 97 percent of their landmass protected as a national park.
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Definition of landmass for English Language Learners
: a very large area of land (such as a continent)
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Definition of landmass for Students
: a very large area of land a continental landmass
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