Land vs Wadset - What's the difference?

land | wadset |

As nouns the difference between land and wadset

is that land is the part of earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water or land can be lant; urine while wadset is (obsolete|scotland) the conveyance of land in pledge for a debt; a mortgage.

As verbs the difference between land and wadset

is that land is to descend to a surface, especially from the air while wadset is (obsolete|scotland) to mortgage land.

As an adjective land

is of or relating to land.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), .


  • The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
  • Most insects live on land .
  • Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
  • There are 50 acres of land in this estate.
  • A country or region.
  • They come from a faraway land .
  • A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
  • The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming.
  • wet land'''; good or bad '''land for growing potatoes
  • realm, domain.
  • I'm going to Disneyland .
    Maybe that's how it works in TV-land , but not in the real world.
  • (agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.
  • (Irish English, colloquial) A fright.
  • He got an awful land when the police arrived.
  • (electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
  • In a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
  • (travel) The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc.
  • Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices.
  • (obsolete) The ground or floor.
  • * Spenser
  • Herself upon the land she did prostrate.
  • (nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing.
  • (Knight)
  • In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows.
  • # (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , date = 2008-08-01 , chapter = Ballistics , first = Lisa , last = Steele , title = Science for Lawyers , editor = Eric York Drogin , publisher = American Bar Association , page = 16 , pageurl = , passage = The FBI maintains a database, the General Rifling Characteristics (GRC) file, which is organized by caliber, number of lands' and grooves, direction of twist, and width of ' lands and grooves, to help an examiner figure out the origin of a recovered bullet. }}
  • * {{quote-video
  • , date = 2012-11-15 , episode = One Way to Get Off , title = , season = 1 , number = 7 , people = Jonny Lee Miller , role = Sherlock Holmes , passage = The human eye is a precision instrument. It can detect grooves and lands on a slug more efficiently than any computer. }}
    Derived terms
    * bookland * brushland * bushland * cloud cuckoo-land * Crown land * Disneyland * downland * dry land * fantasy land * farmland * fat of the land * flatland * flogging the land * glebe-land * grassland * highland * homeland * Lalaland * land ahoy * land bridge * land degradation * land down under * land bridge * land line, landline * land mark * land mass, landmass * land mine, landmine * land of opportunity * land of the free * land yacht * landfall * landfill * landform * landholder * landlady * landless * landlocked * landlord * landlubber * landman * landmark * land poor * landscape * landslide * land use (see also ) * landward/landwards * law of the land * lay of the land * mainland * moorland * no man's land * on land * outland * overland * pastureland * pineland * playland * plowland * revenue land * spit of land * TV land * upland * wildland * woodland


    (en verb)
  • To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
  • The plane is about to land .
  • (dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
  • * 1859 , “Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.”, quoted in Alexander Easton, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways , page 108:
  • 10. You will be civil and attentive to passengers, giving proper assistance to ladies and children getting in or out, and never start the car before passengers are fairly received or landed .
  • To come into rest.
  • To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  • To bring to land.
  • It can be tricky to land a helicopter .
    Use the net to land the fish.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll undertake to land them on our coast.
  • To acquire; to secure.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing a trophy.}}
  • To deliver.
  • Derived terms
    (Terms derived from the verb "land") * crash-land * land on one's bridge * relland


  • Of or relating to land.
  • Residing or growing on land.
  • Etymology 2


  • lant; urine
  • (Webster 1913)




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, Scotland) The conveyance of land in pledge for a debt; a mortgage
  • Verb

  • (obsolete, Scotland) To mortgage land
  • See also

    * wadsetter