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

Definition of landowner

: an owner of land

Other Words from landowner

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

Examples of landowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Former slave Henry Wilcox walked 12 miles from Seguin to Jakes Colony 150 years ago to buy 200 acres of land from a white landowner. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Apr. 2022 As primary landowner in the district, Disney controls most of the votes to elect Reedy Creek’s board of supervisors, giving the company strong influence over any vote within the community. Anthony Derosa, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 In fact, as a development proceeds, the amount in taxes increases, a necessary component under the contractual arrangement between a municipality and a landowner. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2022 Only a week ago, Weiss hiked across a swath of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest near where a landowner’s trail camera recorded video footage of the wolf near a water trough in May. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2021 Cary encounters a local landowner who doesn’t want to allow him access to the land where his family used to live and then has his car towed. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 When a landowner puts forth a property for development, that proposal moves through the Metropolitan Development Commission and must fall under the type of zoning designated in the city’s land use plan. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Apr. 2022 Carly Cassella, Bingham asked a local landowner to write the site’s name in his field journal. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Mar. 2022 Broadway actor Jin Ha plays Sunja’s grandson Solomon, a finance executive in New York who returns to Japan in hopes of brokering a land deal between a hotel and a stubborn Korean landowner. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of landowner

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

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“Landowner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land


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