landless

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English londlees, from Old English landlēas, equivalent to land +‎ -less. Cognate with Dutch landeloos (landless), German landlos (landless), Icelandic landlaus (landless).

Adjective[edit]

landless (not comparable)

  1. Not owning land.
    The landless younger sons of the gentry often entered the military as the only way to make a living.
    The landless flock to the cities seeking jobs.
  2. Not containing any land.
    We set sail toward the landless horizon.

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