the Promised Land

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Promised Land

1 : the land that was given to Abraham and his descendants according to the promise God made in the Bible
2 or the promised land : a happy place or condition that someone wants to reach : a place where dreams or hopes can come true
  • They came to America searching for the promised land.

Word by Word Definitions

promise play promised
  1. : a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

  2. : a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

  3. : reason to expect something

  1. : to pledge to do, bring about, or provide

  2. : warrant, assure

  3. : betroth

land play
  1. : the solid part of the surface of the earth

  2. : ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality

  3. : the surface of the earth and all its natural resources

  1. : to set or put on shore from a ship : disembark

  2. : to set down after conveying

  3. : to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place


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