lands[ land ]SEE DEFINITION OF lands
Synonyms for lands
- real estate
- old sod
- terra firma
Antonyms for lands
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LANDS
They were the heroes of other lands; but have we not heroes also of our own?
In close connexion with the Survey and Lands Department is the topic of exploration.
Many were the messages of regard and condolence that came from other lands.
She lies athwart the lands, and her shadow is over the seas.
Just now you spoke of your Essex lands in the fair Vale of Dedham as gone.
In other times and in other lands, hand-craft has had more honor than it has had with us.
Love is not comfort, nor house, nor lands, nor the tame delights of use and wont.
Some of them contrived to weather the storm and retain their lands.
The Prigs who despise the people are often loaded with lands and crowned.
Thus it is: My castle and my lands are in pawn for a debt that I owe.
Old English land, lond, "ground, soil," also "definite portion of the earth's surface, home region of a person or a people, territory marked by political boundaries," from Proto-Germanic *landom (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian Dutch, German, Gothic land), from PIE *lendh- "land, heath" (cf. Old Irish land, Middle Welsh llan "an open space," Welsh llan "enclosure, church," Breton lann "heath," source of French lande; Old Church Slavonic ledina "waste land, heath," Czech lada "fallow land").
Etymological evidence and Gothic use indicates the original sense was "a definite portion of the earth's surface owned by an individual or home of a nation." Meaning early extended to "solid surface of the earth," which had been the sense of the root of Modern English earth. Original sense of land in English is now mostly found under country. To take the lay of the land is a nautical expression. In the American English exclamation land's sakes (1846) land is a euphemism for Lord.