Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Owning much unprofitable land but lacking the capital to improve or maintain it.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Poor or in need of ready money while owning or holding much unremunerative land; especially, poor because of the taxes and other maintenance charges against such land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Pecuniarily embarrassed through owning much unprofitable land.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative form of land poor.

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Examples

  • Seattle is an especially attractive place for brownfield redevelopment for a number of reasons, including that the land-poor Northwestern port city needs to reclaim abandoned properties to grow, said Mr. Williams, whose firm is also redeveloping brownfields in Denver and Parchment, Mich.

    Brownfields Bloom in Seattle

  • "As everyone knows, by the time Gerau de Pallars inherited his estate, the family was land-poor," said Ramon.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • "As everyone knows, by the time Gerau de Pallars inherited his estate, the family was land-poor," said Ramon.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The redistribution of land mainly owned by white commercial farmers to the land-poor black majority has sparked an

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They were land-poor in this part of the West, owners of thousands of square-mile tracts of land along their right-of-way, deeded to them by the U.S. government for laying track.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • They were land-poor in this part of the West, owners of thousands of square-mile tracts of land along their right-of-way, deeded to them by the U.S. government for laying track.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • They were land-poor in this part of the West, owners of thousands of square-mile tracts of land along their right-of-way, deeded to them by the U.S. government for laying track.

    Mistletoe and Holly

  • They were land-poor in this part of the West, owners of thousands of square-mile tracts of land along their right-of-way, deeded to them by the U.S. government for laying track.

    Mistletoe and Holly

  • They were land-poor in this part of the West, owners of thousands of square-mile tracts of land along their right-of-way, deeded to them by the U.S. government for laying track.

    Mistletoe and Holly

  • They were land-poor in this part of the West, owners of thousands of square-mile tracts of land along their right-of-way, deeded to them by the U.S. government for laying track.

    Mistletoe and Holly

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  • Impoverished, young and a bland boor

    The squireen is well-housed but land-poor.

    To attract a rich wife

    And be set up for life

    His campaign begins with a grand tour.

    September 8, 2014