Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large unbroken area of land.

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  • n. A large continuous area of land, either surrounded by sea or contiguous with another landmass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large continuous extent of land.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large continuous extent of land
  • n. a large continuous extent of land

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Examples

  • Anatolia, the main Turkish landmass that historically has been known as Asia Minor, literally translates as "full of mothers".

    Zeyno Baran: Let the Truth Shine

  • Unlike other large population nations, we have a lot of room to grow because of 90% of our landmass is habitable.

    Matthew Yglesias » Immigration Deal

  • Central bank leaders from throughout Africa met in Senegal to discuss ideas about how they better integrate economies across this landmass, which is home to more countries than any other continent.

    West Africa's Central Bank Governor Promotes Single Currency

  • Spock took to calling the landmass they inhabited an island, saying the weather patterns were typical, and Kirk found no reason to disagree.

    Sanctuary

  • Voting in Africa's biggest country by landmass, which is scheduled to last three days, is likely to result in victory for President Umar al-Bashir, because of a boycott by his main opposition challengers.

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  • A feat made all the more impressive considering our landmass is the size of Maryland.

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  • Based on data collected from Wikipedia, the Wall Street Journal, Alexa. com, and Facebook (among other sites), each network analyzed appears as a "landmass" on this "2010 Social Networking Map" that is a tribute to XKCD's version.

    Map Of Online Communities Reveals Staggering Social Media Shifts (PICTURES)

  • Based on data collected from Wikipedia, the Wall Street Journal, Alexa.com, and Facebook (among other sites), each network analyzed appears as a "landmass" on this "2010 Social Networking Map" that is a tribute to XKCD's version (and based more on hard data than the original, which was reportedly"based on the whims of XKCD’s author").

    Map Of Online Communities Reveals Staggering Social Media Shifts (PICTURES)

  • Once-new technologies, such as the wheel and the plow, moved, along with Indo-European languages and cultures, toward distant locales across the Eurasian landmass at an average rate of about one kilometer per year.

    The English Is Coming!

  • King Ælfred spent much of his military life battling these aggressive cohabitants of the landmass that would later, in part because of his effectiveness, become “England.”

    The English Is Coming!

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