Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. On land; to the land; ashore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On or at land.
  • n. A fish, same as orfe.
  • n. Same as alan.

Etymologies

From on land, with reduction of the first element. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I also feel that more westeners will feel that India is aland of slums and nothing else and I feel that there is nothing to go gaga over this movie.

    Going gaga over slum dog millioniare

  • The reality is that Afghanistan is aland that defeated Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the British Empire, as well as the aforementioned Soviet Union.

    Afghanistan: Stand and Deliver ... or not

  • In Abbas square of Dara Adam Khel, aland mine exploded when security forces convoy had crossed the square.

    Five Militants Killed In Dara Adam Khel by Security Forces

  • So they came aland and go unto the king, and Bikki said to him, “Meet and right it is, lord, that thou shouldst know what is befallen, though hard it be to tell of, for the tale must be concerning thy beguiling, whereas thy son has gotten to him the full love of Swanhild, nor is she other than his harlot; but thou, let not the deed be unavenged.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • But when they came aland they made their ship fast, and then they rode awhile on their noble steeds through the murk wild-wood.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Then gave I myself to the sea, but the billows thereof cast me out aland, and to this king then was I given; then gave I Swanhild away out of the land with mighty wealth; and lo, my next greatest sorrow after Sigurd, for under horses feet was she trodden and slain; but the grimmest and ugliest of woes was the casting of Gunnar into the Worm-close, and the hardest was the cutting of

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Now she took the water, and rowed strongly with her lovely limbs till she came to the eyot, and there she went aland, and visited every place which had been kind to her; and kissed the trees and flowers that had solaced her, and once more drew the birds and rabbits to sport with her; till suddenly it came into her head that the time was wearing overfast.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • When we awoke it was after the first dawn, and we were come aland even where thou didst this morning, guest.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • When she awoke again the boat had stayed, and she was come aland; but the dawn was not yet come, and the night was moonless, yet was there light enough to see, from the water and the stars, that the bows of the boat were lying safe on a little sandy beach.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Then she ran down to the water and plunged in, and swam over to the strand as fast as she might, and came aland there, thinking of nothing less than what had befallen.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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