Definition of landed in English:



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

    ‘the landed aristocracy’
    • ‘She's a keen rambler, not always a fan of the landed gentry, but this Duke was different.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mainly, the landed gentry did not want a messy, noisy railway anywhere near them.’
    • ‘An awful lot of landed gentry are going to end up in the docks for cultivation of a Class A drug on their land.’
    • ‘Death duties probably appeal to old Labourites as a way to punish the landed gentry.’
    • ‘He has buried landed gentry as well as people whom he describes as being less well off.’
    • ‘Still, that must be better than causing an uproar by taking the landed gentry by surprise?’
    • ‘Add a landed gent to the equation, and it's hard not to see this deal as one that was struck by powerful elites.’
    1. 1.1Consisting relating to land owned through inheritance.
      ‘the decline of landed estates’
      ‘landed income’
      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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