from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who lives and works on land.
- n. A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The opposite of a seaman. A person who does not go to sea, who lacks the skills of a sailor or who is uncomfortable on ships or boats.
- n. A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe
- n. Someone of a similar heritage or belief system
- n. A military rank given to naval recruits
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who lives on the land; -- opposed to
- n. A sailor on his first voyage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man of the same land or country; a fellow-countryman.
- n. One who lives on the land; one who has had little or no experience of the sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who lives and works on land
- n. an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
Yiddish, from Middle High German lantsman, countryman : lant, land (from Old High German; see lendh- in Indo-European roots) + man, man (from Old High German; see man-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
land's + -man. In meanings 2 and 3, influenced by Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman). (Wiktionary)