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

Examples of landowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Madigan, who made his fortune in a private law practice reducing property taxes for wealthy landowners, backs a loyal board of review guy. John Kass,, "Column: Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan and Caesar know the political truth: Only the most trusted can betray you.," 27 Nov. 2019 The number of climbers is low, though, as the public trail doesn’t currently reach Thumb and Needle and the existing landowner does not allow climbing, said Jeffrey Boring, the executive director of the land trust. Avery Martinez, The Know, "Estes Park may buy a mountain to save two climbing areas," 5 Nov. 2019 The real purpose is to give an option for the county landowners, as a way to get equity out of their land other than residentially subdivide or sell the farm. David Anderson,, "Harford County Council considering bills to preserve nearly 700 acres of agricultural land," 7 Oct. 2019 As in much of East Africa, a striking two thirds of the country's wildlife resides outside of national parks—and these animals are not welcome visitors for many landowners, who see them as competition for livestock. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Livestock Act Like Ghosts of Wildlife Past," 1 Feb. 2019 The agency says landowners should inspect their property for lanternfly egg masses. USA TODAY, "El Paso memorial, hogs by helicopter, trees for troops: News from around our 50 states," 14 Nov. 2019 Garza said there are hundreds if not close to one thousand landowners in Texas who own land in the path of plans for a border wall. NBC News, "Trump admin preparing to take over private land in Texas for border wall," 14 Nov. 2019 Climbing in Hound Ears, like many areas, faces access issues, because landowners do not want the sport happening on their property, often due to liability concerns. Sasha Digiulian, Outside Online, "Why Sasha DiGiulian Lobbies Congress in Her Free Time," 13 Nov. 2019 But the legislation failed after some rural landowners expressed concerns. Michelle Minkoff, The Denver Post, "Thousands face risk because of aging U.S. dams, including some in Colorado, AP finds," 10 Nov. 2019

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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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8 Dec 2019

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“Landowner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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