overland

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over +‎ land

Noun[edit]

overland (plural overlands)

  1. (travel) a trip by land between the UK and the Indian Sub-continent or Australia, or between the UK and South Africa.

Etymology[edit]

over +‎ land

Adjective[edit]

overland (not comparable)

  1. by or across land, especially of travel

Adverb[edit]

overland (not comparable)

  1. Over, across, or by land.
    • 1589, Jerome Horsey, manuscript reproduced in Edward Augustus Bond (ed.), Russia at the Close of the Sixteenth Century, T. Richards (1856), page 317:
      To prevent this, he practised that none of the Companies servauntes shuld be suffered to goe overland with letters.
    • 1786, Earl Cornwallis, letter to Viscount Brome, reproduced in Charles Ross (ed.), Correspondence of Charles, First Marquis Cornwallis, volume 1, second edition, John Murray (1859), page 247:
      The packet that was coming to us overland, and that left England in July, was cut off by the wild Arabs between Aleppo and Bussora.
    • 2008, Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Connecting Histories in Afghanistan, Stanford University Press (2011), ISBN 978-0-8047-7411-6, page 57:
      It is unclear whether the Peshin sayyid traveled overland or by ship to Bombay from where he accompanied the goods by sea to Karachi or one of the smaller ports in Sind, then overland to Bela, Kelat, Qandahar, Kabul, and Bukhara.