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 for land
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Land \Land\ (l[a^]nd), n.
     Urine. See Lant. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Land \Land\, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw.,
     Dan., and Goth. land. ]
     1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; -- opposed to
        water as constituting a part of such surface, especially
        to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth,
        considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or
        a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Go view the land, even Jericho.       --Josh. ii. 1.
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              Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
              Where wealth accumulates and men decay. --Goldsmith.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Land \Land\, v. i.
     1. To come to the end of a course; to arrive at a
        destination, literally or figuratively; as, he landed in
        trouble; after hithchiking for a week, he landed in Los
        Angeles.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. Specifically: To go on shore from a ship or boat; to
        disembark.
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     3. Specifically: To reach and come to rest on land after
        having been in the air; as, the arrow landed in a flower
        bed; the golf ball landed in a sand trap; our airplane
        landed in Washington.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Land \Land\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Landed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Landing.]
     1. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft;
        to disembark; to debark.
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              I 'll undertake to land them on our coast. --Shak.
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     2. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a
        fish.
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     3. To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or
        reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the
        quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed
        in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
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     4. Specifically: (Aeronautics) To pilot (an airplane) from
        the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  land
      n 1: the land on which real estate is located; "he built the
           house on land leased from the city"
      2: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in
         which plants can grow (especially with reference to its
         quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good
         agricultural soil" [syn: land, ground, soil]
      3: territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his
         domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the
         land" [syn: domain, demesne, land]
      4: the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away
         from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for
         several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground" [syn:
         land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra
         firma]
      5: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land
         of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" [syn:
         country, state, land]
      6: a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled
         kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of
         the realm of cotton in the south" [syn: kingdom, land,
         realm]
      7: extensive landed property (especially in the country)
         retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a
         large estate on Long Island" [syn: estate, land, landed
         estate, acres, demesne]
      8: the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that
         sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the
         nation"; "the whole country worshipped him" [syn: nation,
         land, country]
      9: a politically organized body of people under a single
         government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African
         nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol";
         "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized
         land" [syn: state, nation, country, land,
         commonwealth, res publica, body politic]
      10: United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into
          lenses and invented the one step photographic process
          (1909-1991) [syn: Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert Land]
      11: agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life;
          "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land
          any more" [syn: farming, land]
      v 1: reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest
           branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul" [syn: land, set
           down]
      2: cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the
         airplane safely" [syn: land, put down, bring down]
      3: bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
         [syn: bring, land]
      4: bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the
         beach of the island"
      5: deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent's
         head"
      6: arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor" [syn:
         land, set ashore, shore]
      7: shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of
         our aircraft" [syn: down, shoot down, land]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  204 Moby Thesaurus words for "land":
     acquire, acreage, acres, airspace, alight, ally, archduchy,
     archdukedom, area, arrive, bag, belt, berth, body politic,
     buffer state, captive nation, capture, catch, chattels real,
     chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, climb down, colony,
     come down, come in, come to land, commonweal, commonwealth,
     confines, continental shelf, corridor, country, county, crash-land,
     debark, debus, demesne, department, deplane, descend, detrain,
     dirt, disembark, disemplane, dismount, district, ditch, division,
     dock, domain, dominion, downwind, drop anchor, dry land, duchy,
     dukedom, earldom, earth, empery, empire, enmesh, ensnare, entangle,
     entrap, environs, estate, fatherland, foul, free city, get,
     get down, get off, go ashore, grand duchy, ground, grounds,
     harpoon, heartland, hinterland, homeland, honor, hook, kingdom,
     landed property, lands, lasso, level off, light, loam, lot, lots,
     make a landfall, make land, make port, mandant, mandate,
     mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, manor, mesh, messuage,
     milieu, moor, motherland, mould, nail, nation, nationality,
     native land, neighborhood, net, noose, obtain, offshore rights,
     overshoot, pancake, parcel, part, parts, perch, place, plat, plot,
     polis, polity, possession, power, praedium, precincts, premises,
     principality, principate, property, protectorate, province,
     puppet government, puppet regime, purlieus, put in, put into port,
     quadrat, quarter, reach land, real estate, real property, realm,
     realty, region, republic, roost, rope, sack, salient, satellite,
     section, secure, seneschalty, set down, settle, settle down,
     settle on, settle upon, settlement, sit, snag, snare, sniggle, sod,
     soil, solid ground, sovereign nation, space, spear, state,
     sultanate, superpower, take, take captive, talk down, tangle,
     tangle up with, tenements, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory,
     three-mile limit, tie up, toft, toparchia, toparchy, touch down,
     trap, turf, twelve-mile limit, unboat, unhorse, upwind, vicinage,
     vicinity, win, zone
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LAND. This term comprehends any found, soil or earth whatsoever, as meadows, 
  pastures, woods, waters, marshes, furze and heath. It has an indefinite 
  extent upwards as well as downwards; therefore land, legally includes all 
  houses and other buildings standing or built on it; and whatever is in a 
  direct line between the surface and the centre of the earth, such as mines 
  of metals and fossils. 1 Inst. 4 a; Wood's Inst. 120; 2 B1. Com. 18; 1 
  Cruise on Real Prop. 58. In a more confined sense, the word land is said to 
  denote "frank tenement at the least." Shep. To. 92. In this sense, then, 
  leaseholds cannot be said to be included under the word lands. 8 Madd. Rep. 
  635. The technical sense of the word land is farther explained by Sheppard, 
  in his Touch. p. 88, thus: "if one be seised of some lands in fee, and 
  possessed of other lands for years, all in one parish, and he grant all his 
  lands in that parish (without naming them) in fee simple or for life; by 
  this grant shall pass no, more but the lands he hath in fee simple." It is 
  also said that land in its legal acceptation means arable land. 11 Co. 55 a. 
  See also Cro. Car. 293; 2 P. Wms. 458, n.; 5 Ves. 476; 20 Vin. Ab. 203. 
       2. Land, as above observed, includes in general all the buildings 
  erected upon it; 9 Day, R. 374; but to this general rule there are some 
  exceptions. It is true, that if a stranger voluntarily erect buildings on 
  another's land, they will belong to the owner of the land, and will become a 
  part of it; 16 Mass. R. 449; yet cases are, not wanting where it has been 
  decided that such an erection, under peculiar circumstances, would be 
  considered as personal property. 4 Mass. R. 514; 8 Pick. R. 283, 402; 5 
  Pick, R. 487; 6 N. H. Rep. 555; 2 Fairf. R. 371; 1 Dana, R. 591; 1 Burr. 
  144. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  LAND, n.  A part of the earth's surface, considered as property.  The
  theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control
  is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the
  superstructure.  Carried to its logical conclusion, it means that some
  have the right to prevent others from living; for the right to own
  implies the right exclusively to occupy; and in fact laws of trespass
  are enacted wherever property in land is recognized.  It follows that
  if the whole area of _terra firma_ is owned by A, B and C, there will
  be no place for D, E, F and G to be born, or, born as trespassers, to
  exist.
  
      A life on the ocean wave,
          A home on the rolling deep,
      For the spark the nature gave
          I have there the right to keep.
  
      They give me the cat-o'-nine
          Whenever I go ashore.
      Then ho! for the flashing brine --
          I'm a natural commodore!
                                                                   Dodle
  

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