Definitions

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

  • adjective Accomplished, traversing, or passing over the land instead of the ocean.
  • adverb By way of land.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Australia, to cross the country with herds of cattle, sheep, etc.
  • Passing by land; made or performed upon or across the land: as, an overland journey.
  • Especially— The route from Great Britain to India by way of the Isthmus of Suez, as opposed to that around the Cape of Good Hope.
  • The route from the country east of the Mississippi to the Pacific coast across the plains and the Rocky Mountains, as opposed to that around Cape Horn, or by way of the Isthmus of Darien.
  • Over or across the country.

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

  • adverb By, upon, or across, land.
  • adjective Being, or accomplished, over the land, instead of by sea.

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

  • adjective by or across land, especially of travel
  • adverb Over, across, or by land.

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

  • adjective traveling or passing over land

Etymologies

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over +‎ land

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