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lands

noun
plural of land

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government
  • the whole land rose up in outrage over the tyrant's unconscionable cruelties

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2 a broad geographical area
  • the land to the west was said to have incredibly rich soil and plentiful water

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lands

verb
present tense third-person singular of land

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1 to stop at or near a place along the shore
  • the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth after exploring Cape Cod Bay

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2 to get to a destination
  • we landed at the hotel just before midnight

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3 to go ashore from a ship
  • the passengers on the cruise landed at St. George in Bermuda

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4 to come to rest after descending from the air
  • our plane is landing in 15 minutes, so we need to put all of our things away

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5 to receive as return for effort
  • because of his work on the boss's pet project, he landed a promotion as well as a raise

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6 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • after struggling for half an hour, the fisherman finally landed a 10-pound bass

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“Lands.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lands. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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