• To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
  • To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
  • To come into rest.
  • To arrive on land, especially a shore or dock, from a body of water.
  • To bring to land.
  • To acquire; to secure.
  • To deliver.
  • To go down well with an audience.


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English lond, land, from Old English land, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą ("land"), from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- ("land, heath").
  • Cognate with Scots laund ("land"), West Frisian lân ("land"), Dutch land ("land, country"), German Land ("land, country, state"), Norwegian and Swedish land ("land, country, shore, territory"), Icelandic land ("land"). Non-Germanic cognates include Old Irish lann ("heath"), Welsh llan ("enclosure"), Breton lann ("heath"), Old Church Slavonic лѧдо, from Proto-Slavic *lęda ("heath, wasteland") and Albanian lëndinë ("heath, grassland").
  • From Old English hland.

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