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over +‎ land


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overland (not comparable)

  1. by or across land, especially of travel



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, 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.



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.



overland (third-person singular simple present overlands, present participle overlanding, simple past and past participle overlanded)

  1. (transitive, Australia) to transport (especially sheep or other farm animals) over land
  2. (intransitive, Australia) to travel across land