(Lanch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanched (lancht); p. pr. & vb. n. Lanching. See Launch, Lance.]
To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch.
See Whose arm can lanch the surer bolt.Dryden & Lee.
(Lan*cif"er*ous) a. [Lance + -ferous.] Bearing a lance.
(Lan"ci*form) a. [Lance + -form: cf. F. lanciforme.] Having the form of a lance.
(Lan"ci*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lancinated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lancinating ] [L. lancinatus,
p. p. of lancinare to fear.] To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab. De Quincey.
(Lan"ci*na`ting), a. Piercing; seeming to pierce or stab; as, lancinating pains (i.e., severe,
(Lan`ci*na"tion) n. A tearing; laceration. "Lancinations of the spirit." Jer. Taylor.
(Land) n. Urine. See Lant. [Obs.]
(Land), n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ]
1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; - - opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface,
especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land.Dryden.
2. Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an
individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
Go view the land, even Jericho.Josh. ii. 1.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,Goldsmith.
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
In the expressions "to be, or dwell, upon land," "to go, or fare, on land," as used by Chaucer, land
denotes the country as distinguished from the town.
A poor parson dwelling upon land [i.e., in the country].Chaucer.
3. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.