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overland

adverb over·land \ ˈō-vər-ˌland , -lənd \

Definition of overland

: by, on, or across land

Examples of overland in a Sentence

  1. We traveled overland by horse to the mountains.

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First Known Use of overland

12th century

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overland

adjective

Definition of overland

: going or accomplished over the land instead of by sea
  • overland emigrants
  • an overland route

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First Known Use of overland

15th century

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OVERLAND Defined for English Language Learners

overland

Definition of overland for English Language Learners

  • : on or across land instead of over water


OVERLAND Defined for Kids

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overland

adverb over·land \ ˈō-vər-ˌland \

Definition of overland for Students

: by land rather than by water
  • travel overland

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overland

adjective

Definition of overland for Students

: going by land rather than by water
  • an overland route


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