surface of earth
the surface of the earth that is not sea
It was good to be back on land .
We made the journey by land , though flying would have been cheaper.
In the distance the crew sighted land.
The elephant is the largest living land animal.
area of ground
an area of ground, especially of a particular type or used for a particular purpose
fertile/arid/stony, etc. land
flat/undulating/hilly, etc. land
agricultural/arable/industrial, etc. land
The land was very dry and hard after the long, hot summer.
The land rose to the east.
一块荒地 / 弃置的荒地
a piece of waste/derelict land
Some of the country's richest grazing lands are in these valleys.
the area of ground that sb owns, especially when you think of it as property that can be bought or sold
The price of land is rising rapidly.
During the war their lands were occupied by the enemy.
used to refer to the countryside and the way people live in the country as opposed to in cities
At the beginning of the 20th century almost a third of the population lived off the land (= grew or produced their own food) .
Many people leave the land to find work in towns and cities.
used to refer to a country or region in a way which appeals to the emotions or the imagination
She longed to return to her native land .
They dreamed of travelling to foreign lands .
America is the land of freedom and opportunity.
awake or alive or no longer ill/sick
a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy
Pete and Jo were still in the land of Nod, so I went out for a walk in the morning sunshine.
to find out about a situation
Let's wait and see how the land lies before we do anything.
the way the land in an area is formed and what physical characteristics it has
the way a situation is now and how it is likely to develop
Check out the lie of the land before you make a decision.
to collect information before deciding what to do
to come down through the air onto the ground or another surface
The plane landed safely.
A fly landed on his nose.
to bring a plane down to the ground in a controlled way
The pilot landed the plane safely.
乘飞机 / 船到达
arrive in plane/boat
to arrive somewhere in a plane or a boat
We shall be landing shortly. Please fasten your seatbelts.
The troops landed at dawn.
They were the first men to land on the moon.
The ferry is due to land at 3 o'clock.
to put sb/sth on land from an aircraft, a boat, etc.
The troops were landed by helicopter.
fall to ground
to come down to the ground after jumping, falling or being thrown
I fell and landed heavily at the bottom of the stairs.
A large stone landed right beside him.
to arrive somewhere and cause difficulties that have to be dealt with
Why do complaints always land on my desk (= why do I always have to deal with them) ?
to succeed in getting a job, etc., especially one that a lot of other people want
He's just landed a starring role in Spielberg's next movie.
She's just landed herself a company directorship.
to catch a fish and bring it out of the water on to the land
to succeed in hitting sb/sth
She landed a punch on his chin.
to be lucky in finding yourself in a good situation, or in getting out of a difficult situation
to get sb/yourself into a difficult situation
She was arrested and landed in court.
His hot temper has landed him in trouble before.
Now you've really landed me in it (= got me into trouble) !
to reach a final position or situation, sometimes after other things have happened
We travelled around for a while and landed up in Seattle.
He landed up in a ditch after he lost control of his car.
to give sb/yourself sth unpleasant to do, especially because nobody else wants to do it
As usual, I got landed with all the boring jobs.
These are all words for areas away from towns and cities, with fields, woods and farms.
(often the country ) an area that is away from towns and cities, especially one with particular natural features
She lives in the country.
an area of wooded country
everything that you can see when you look across a large area of land, especially in the country
This pattern of woods and fields is typical of the English landscape.
land outside towns and cities, with fields, woods and farms
Countryside is usually used when you are talking about the beauty or peacefulness of a country area.
a little village in the French countryside
( formal ) land
Terrain is used when you are describing the natural features of an area, for example if it is rough, flat, etc.
The truck bumped its way over the rough terrain.
(usually the land ) the countryside; the way people live in the country as opposed to in towns and cities
Many younger people are leaving the land to find work in the cities.
the natural features of an area, such as mountains, valleys, rivers and forests, especially when these are attractive to look at
We stopped on the mountain pass to admire the scenery.
These are all words for the surface that you walk on.
the surface of a room that you walk on
She was sitting on the floor watching TV.
(often the ground ) the solid surface of the earth that you walk on
I found her lying on the ground.
The rocket crashed a few seconds after it left the ground .
the surface of the earth that is not sea
It was good to be back on dry land again.
They fought both at sea and on land .
(often the earth ) the solid surface of the world that is made of rock, soil, sand, etc.
You could feel the earth shake as the truck came closer.
ground, land or earth?
Ground is the normal word for the solid surface that you walk on when you are not in a building or vehicle. You can use earth if you want to draw attention to the rock, soil etc. that the ground is made of, but ground can also be used in any of these examples. Land is only used when you want to contrast it with the sea.
( literary ) a country; an area of land
It was the first time I had set foot on American soil.
soil的这一含义几乎总是用于on African/British/Indian soil等短语中，表示在非洲 / 英国 / 印度等。
This meaning of soil is almost always used in the phrase on African/British/Indian, etc. soil , meaning ‘in Africa/Britain/India, etc.’
These words all mean an area of land that is used for a particular purpose.
an area of ground, especially one that is used for a particular purpose
( NAmE ) a piece of land that is used or intended for a particular purpose
a parking lot
an area of land that is used for a particular purpose
The kids were playing on waste ground near the school.
the site of an ancient burial ground
land, lot or ground?
Land is used for large areas of open land in the country, especially when it is used for farming. A lot is often a smaller piece of land in a town or city, especially one intended for building or parking on. Ground is any area of open land; a ground is an area of land designed or used for a particular purpose or activity.
a large area of land that has no buildings on it
The city has plenty of open space.
the wide open spaces of the Canadian prairies
a small piece of land used or intended for a particular purpose
She bought a small plot of land to build a house.
a vegetable plot
lot or plot?
Either a lot or a plot can be used for building on. Only a plot can also be used for growing vegetables or burying people.
These are all words for the top layer of the earth in which plants grow.
the top layer of the earth in which plants grow
Plant the seedlings in damp soil.
wet soil that is soft and sticky
The car wheels got stuck in the mud.
a type of heavy sticky soil that becomes hard when it is baked and is used to make things such as pots and bricks
The tiles are made of clay.
an area of ground, especially of a particular type
an area of rich, fertile land
the substance that plants grow in
Earth is often used about the soil found in gardens or used for gardening.
She put some earth into the pot.
( especially NAmE ) soil, especially loose soil
Pack the dirt firmly around the plants.
an area of soil
The car got stuck in the muddy ground.
They drove across miles of rough, stony ground.
Ground is not used for loose soil.
agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
- farming is a strenuous life
- there's no work on the land any more
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
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
近义词: state,nation,country,commonwealth,res publica,body politic
the territory occupied by a nation
- he returned to the land of his birth
- he visited several European countries
territory over which rule or control is exercised
- his domain extended into Europe
- he made it the law of the land
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
近义词: dry land,earth,ground,solid ground,terra firma
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
extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
- the family owned a large estate on Long Island
近义词: estate,landed estate,acres,demesne
the land on which real estate is located
- he built the house on land leased from the city
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
bring into a different state
- this may land you in jail
reach or come to rest
- The bird landed on the highest branch
- The plane landed in Istanbul
近义词: set down
cause to come to the ground
- the pilot managed to land the airplane safely
近义词: put down,bring down
shoot at and force to come down
- the enemy landed several of our aircraft
近义词: down,shoot down
arrive on shore
- The ship landed in Pearl Harbor
近义词: set ashore,shore
- The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island
deliver (a blow)
- He landed several blows on his opponent's head