Ben Armstead, a successful lawyer, lands on the front page of the New York Post with a combo sex scandal and DUI.
Syria would be compensated with territory elsewhere and thus get 100 percent of its lands back.
Megan lands a callback for a role in a play in Boston, which leads to yet another row between the two.
He is the unquestioned star, the box-office draw, the guy who lands the biggest interviews.
She dismantles her American life and lands in Russia; what ensues transforms them both.
In all lands it was hailed as the end of despotism and the triumph of democracy and freedom.
In close connexion with the Survey and lands Department is the topic of exploration.
In 1371-2, the English borderers invaded and plundered the lands of Gordon, on the Scottish east march.
She lies athwart the lands, and her shadow is over the seas.
We have failed to appreciate that the Indian, in being driven from his lands, has retaliated from motives of patriotism.
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.
"to bring to land," early 13c., from land (n.). Originally of ships; of fish, in the angling sense, from 1610s; hence figurative sense of "to obtain" (a job, etc.), first recorded 1854. Of aircraft, attested from 1916. Related: Landed; landing.