land·​own·​er | \ ˈland-ˌō-nər How to pronounce landowner (audio) \

Definition of landowner

: an owner of land

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Other Words from landowner

landownership \ ˈland-​ˌō-​nər-​ˌship How to pronounce landownership (audio) \ noun
landowning \ ˈland-​ˌō-​niŋ How to pronounce landowning (audio) \ adjective or noun

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The study is part of the National Water Quality Initiative, which works with farmers and forest landowners to improve water quality. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "In Hendricks County, Ronald Reagan Parkway extension pits science against growth," 9 July 2018 Some conservative groups say its programs allow wealthy farmers and landowners to collect government subsidies. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "House Narrowly Passes Bill to Reauthorize Farm Programs," 21 June 2018 The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program has a new project dedicated to herbicide resistance that will include a network of farmers, landowners, companies, scientists and others. Brooke Borel, Scientific American, "Weeds Are Winning the War against Herbicide Resistance," 18 June 2018 Study lead author Mathews agrees that communities and landowners need to leave marginal wild spaces like hedgerows and railway embankments alone. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The UK’s Hedgehogs (and Other Mammals) Are In Danger," 16 June 2018 Every season, farmers and other landowners earn tidy sums turning their fallow fields into fields of fire for a virtual army of sportsmen in camouflage, looking skyward for the water fowl. Eric Adler, kansascity, "True March Madness — nearly 1 million snow geese massing 90 miles north of KC | The Kansas City Star," 16 Mar. 2018 Environmentalists, Native American tribes and a coalition of landowners have prevented the company from moving ahead with construction. Grant Schulte, The Seattle Times, "Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019," 24 Sep. 2018 Joe Palumbo, owner of PAL Land LLC and one of the East Dundee's biggest landowners, is investing about $7 million to bring two buildings to the Terra Business Park. Erin Sauder, Elgin Courier-News, "East Dundee to get another gun range," 13 July 2018 The hegemony of white landowners prompted few, if any, complaints about tribalism in the national conversation. Laila Lalami, New York Times, "Does American ‘Tribalism’ End in a Compromise, or a Fight?," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of landowner

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landowner was circa 1733

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English Language Learners Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land


land·​own·​er | \ ˈland-ˌō-nər How to pronounce landowner (audio) \

Kids Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land

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