overland

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

Definition of overland 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: by, on, or across land

overland

adjective

Definition of overland (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of overland in a Sentence

Adverb

We traveled overland by horse to the mountains.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Wednesday, Basham said that in those neighborhoods there is no stormwater conveyance system, so the water goes overland instead of into sewers. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Some Elgin blocks built to certain standards are more prone to flooding after big storms, official says," 10 Aug. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Even larger cruise lines are offering overnight excursions: Celebrity now plans overland multiday adventures to high-profile destinations such as Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat (pictured). Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "Better Than a Cruise: These Luxe Excursions Ashore," 7 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of overland

Adverb

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overland was in the 12th century

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overland

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of overland

: on or across land instead of over water

overland

adverb
over·​land | \ˈō-vər-ˌland \

Kids Definition of overland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: by land rather than by water travel overland

overland

adjective

Kids Definition of overland (Entry 2 of 2)

: going by land rather than by water an overland route

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