Definition of landed in English:



  • 1[attributive] Owning much land, especially through inheritance.

    ‘the landed aristocracy’
    • ‘Death duties probably appeal to old Labourites as a way to punish the landed gentry.’
    • ‘Add a landed gent to the equation, and it's hard not to see this deal as one that was struck by powerful elites.’
    • ‘For the landed gentry, it was usually a snack to tide you over between luncheon and a late dinner.’
    • ‘The hunt once the exclusive sport of the landed gentry has in recent decades seen a change.’
    • ‘He has buried landed gentry as well as people whom he describes as being less well off.’
    • ‘She's a keen rambler, not always a fan of the landed gentry, but this Duke was different.’
    • ‘Still, that must be better than causing an uproar by taking the landed gentry by surprise?’
    • ‘An awful lot of landed gentry are going to end up in the docks for cultivation of a Class A drug on their land.’
    • ‘Mainly, the landed gentry did not want a messy, noisy railway anywhere near them.’
    1. 1.1Consisting of or relating to land owned through inheritance.
      ‘the decline of landed estates’
      aristocratic, noble, noble-born, of noble birth, patrician, titled, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, elite, upper-crust, landowning, landed, born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
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