Definition of old land in English:

old land

(also allen, ollunt)

noun

  • 1British (now chiefly English regional). Originally: arable land lying fallow. Later (also): specifically arable land sown with grass for more than two years.

  • 2US. Land that has been in cultivation for a long time, or exhausted by a long period of cultivation. Now rare.

  • 3With the, and frequently with capital initials. In the language of colonists or those living or travelling abroad: a country of origin, especially. Britain or Ireland. Compare "old country". Now rare.

  • 4Geology (Usually oldland.) Land which lies behind a coastal plain of more recent origin, especially where the coastal plain has been built up from sedimentary material derived from that same land. Also: an area of very ancient crystalline rocks, especially when reduced to low relief.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Bald's Leechbook. From old + land.

Pronunciation

old land

/ˈəʊl(d) ˌland/