piece of land

DEFINITIONS OF: piece of land

1

n an extended area of land

Synonyms:
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, tract
Examples:
show 95 examples...
hide 95 examples...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC
Tuileries Gardens
formal gardens next to the Louvre in Paris
Armageddon
(New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
Camlan
(Arthurian legend) the battlefield where King Arthur was mortally wounded
ground zero
the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
Trafalgar Square
a square in central London where there is a memorial to Admiral Nelson
Acadia National Park
a national park in Maine showing marine erosion and glaciation; includes seashore and also the highest point on the Atlantic coast
Arches National Park
a national park in Utah including mountains and the Colorado River gorge and huge rock formations caused by erosion
Badlands National Park
a national park in South Dakota having multicolored peaks and spires resulting from erosion; fossil sites
Big Bend National Park
a large national park in Texas featuring mountains and desert and canyons and wildlife
Biscayne National Park
a national park in Florida having underwater coral reefs and marine life
Bryce Canyon National Park
a national park in Utah having multicolored rock erosions
Canyonlands National Park
a national park in Utah having rock formations and ancient cliff dwellings; canyons of the Green River and the Colorado River
Capitol Reef National Park
a national park in Utah having colorful rock formations and desert plants and wildlife
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
a national park in New Mexico featuring what is probably the world's largest cavern with spectacular underground formations
Channel Islands National Park
a national park in California featuring sea birds and marine life
Crater Lake National Park
a national park in Oregon having the deepest lake in the United States in the crater of an extinct volcano
Denali National Park
a large national park in Alaska having peaks of the Alaska Range (including Mount McKinley) and the huge Denali fault
Everglades National Park
a national park in Florida containing an immense subtropical wilderness with mangrove swamps and rare birds and wild animals
Gates of the Arctic National Park
a large national park in Alaska featuring the Great Mendenhall Glacier
Grand Canyon National Park
a national park in Arizona including the mile deep canyon of the Colorado River which shows geologic features and fossil plants and animals
Grand Teton National Park
a national park in Wyoming featuring mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
a national park in Texas that has the highest point in Texas; includes desert wilderness and the ancient Apache hunting grounds
Haleakala National Park
a national park in Hawaii including a dormant volcano
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
a national park in Hawaii featuring active volcanoes
Hot Springs National Park
a national park in Arkansas featuring ancient hot springs; bathing is said to have therapeutic effects
Isle Royal National Park
a national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines
Katmai National Park
a national park in Alaska featuring mountains
Kenai Fjords National Park
a national park in Alaska having mountains and whale watching and ancient Indian copper mines
Kings Canyon National Park
a national park in California that has giant sequoia trees and alpine lakes and glaciers
Kobuk Valley National Park
a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites
Lake Clark National Park
a national park in Alaska having Eskimo and Athapaskan archeological sites
Lassen Volcanic National Park
a national park in California having mountains and volcanic lakes and hot springs
Mammoth Cave National Park
a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
Mesa Verde National Park
a national park in Colorado containing prehistoric cliff dwellings; semiarid landscape
Mount Ranier National Park
a national park in Washington having mountain terrain featuring glaciers and alpine lakes and streams and swamps
North Cascades National Park
a national park in Washington that is an alpine wilderness area featuring gold rush and logging campsites
Olympic National Park
a national park in Washington having rain forests of giant evergreens
Petrified Forest National Park
a national park in Arizona having the world's largest collection of petrified coniferous trees
Platt National Park
a national park in Oklahoma having mineral springs
Redwood National Park
a national park in California featuring a redwood forest and Pacific Ocean coastline
Rocky Mountain National Park
a national park in Colorado having mountains and lakes and streams and forests
Sequoia National Park
a national park in California that includes Mount Whitney
Shenandoah National Park
a national park in Virginia for the Blue Ridge Mountains
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial National Park
a national park in North Dakota that includes the site of former President Theodore Roosevelt's ranch
Virgin Islands National Park
a national park in the Virgin Islands having tropical plants and animals; sandy beaches and coral reefs
Voyageurs National Park
a national park in Minnesota having ancient rock outcroppings and evergreen forests
Wind Cave National Park
a national park in South Dakota featuring bison herds and limestone caverns
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
the largest national park of the United States; located in Alaska
Yellowstone National Park
the first national park in the United States; located in the border area between Wyoming and Montana and Idaho; spectacular wilderness; famous for Old Faithful geyser and for buffalo and bears
Yosemite National Park
a national park in California famous for its waterfalls and rock formations
Zion National Park
a national park in Utah having huge canyons and gorges carved by mountain rivers
Stonehenge
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
Lateran
the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace
Byblos
an ancient Mediterranean seaport that was a thriving city state in Phoenicia during the second millennium BC; was the chief port for the export of papyrus; located in Lebanon to the north of Beirut; now partially excavated
Serengeti National Park
a national park in Tanzania created in 1951 to protect the wildlife
Disneyland
an amusement park in Anaheim created in 1955 by Walt Disney
Walt Disney World
a large amusement park established in 1971 to the southwest of Orlando
Central Park
a large park in Manhattan
Great Arabian Desert
a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
Arabian Desert
a desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea
Atacama Desert
a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
Great Australian Desert
general name given to all desert areas in Australia
Black Rock Desert
a desert in northwestern Nevada
Chihuahuan Desert
a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
Colorado Desert
an arid region of southeastern California
Great Salt Desert
a salt desert in north central Iran
Dasht-e-Lut
a desert in eastern Iran
Death Valley
a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
Gibson Desert
a desert area in western Australia
Gila Desert
a desert area in southern Arizona
Gobi Desert
a desert in central China
Great Sandy Desert
a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Great Victoria Desert
a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Kalahari Desert
a desert in southwestern Africa - largely Botswana
Turkestan Desert
a desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea
Kizil Kum
a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea
Libyan Desert
the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
Mohave Desert
a desert area in southern California and western Arizona
Namib Desert
a desert in Namibia extending along the coast between the high plateau and the Atlantic Ocean
An Nafud
a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
Negev Desert
a desert in southern Israel
Nubian Desert
an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea
Painted Desert
a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona
Patagonian Desert
a semiarid region in southern South America
Great Sandy Desert
a desert in southern Saudi Arabia
Sahara Desert
the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
Simpson Desert
a desert region of central Australia
Sinai Desert
a desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt
Sonoran Desert
a desert in southwestern Arizona
Syrian Desert
a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Taklamakan Desert
a desert in western China
Great Indian Desert
a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan
Great Plains of North America
a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
Types:
show 89 types...
hide 89 types...
baseball diamond, diamond, infield
the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
center, center field, centerfield
the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
left, left field, leftfield
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
outfield
the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
right, right field, rightfield
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
short
the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
railway yard, railyard, yard
an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
desert
arid land with little or no vegetation
oasis
a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor
a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
minefield
a region in which explosives mines have been placed
breeding ground
a place where animals breed
clearing, glade
a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
field
a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
field of fire
the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position
grounds
a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
athletic field, field, playing area, playing field
a piece of land prepared for playing a game
industrial park
a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
grassland
land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
mud flat
a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
parade ground
an area for holding parades
fairground
an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
midway
the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
fairway
a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
park, parkland
a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
common, commons, green, park
a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
picnic area, picnic ground
a tract of land set aside for picnicking
public square, square
an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
toll plaza
an area where tollbooths are located
range
a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze
sector
a portion of a military position
land site, site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
subdivision
an area composed of subdivided lots
mine field
a tract of land containing explosive mines
terrain
a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
patch, plot, plot of ground, plot of land
a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
lot
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
yard
a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
yard
a tract of land where logs are accumulated
arena, scene of action
a playing field where sports events take place
ball field, baseball field, diamond
the baseball playing field
bed
a plot of ground in which plants are growing
camp, summer camp
a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
court
a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
football field, gridiron
the playing field on which football is played
garden
a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
marshalling yard
a railway yard in which trains are assembled and goods are loaded
palaestra, palestra
a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
curtilage, grounds, yard
the enclosed land around a house or other building
amusement park, funfair, pleasure ground
a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
apron
(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
bomb site
an area in a town that has been devastated by bombs
bowling green
a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls
bivouac, campground, camping area, camping ground, camping site, campsite, encampment
a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
campus
a field on which the buildings of a university are situated
burial ground, burial site, burying ground, cemetery, graveyard, memorial park, necropolis
a tract of land used for burials
archeological site, dig, excavation
the site of an archeological exploration
dump, dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, waste-yard, wasteyard
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
fairway
the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
bent
an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
hayfield, meadow
a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
firebreak, fireguard
a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
grain field, grainfield
a field where grain is grown
green, putting green, putting surface
an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
home range, home territory
the area in which an animal normally ranges
junkyard
a field where junk is collected and stored for resale
launching site
a place for launching pads
lawn
a field of cultivated and mowed grass
monument
an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
national park
a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property
paddy, paddy field, rice paddy
an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown
car park, park, parking area, parking lot
a lot where cars are parked
grazing land, lea, ley, pasture, pastureland
a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
pesthole
a breeding ground for epidemic disease
prairie
a treeless grassy plain
piazza, place, plaza
a public square with room for pedestrians
premises
land and the buildings on it
rough
the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
rookery
a breeding ground for gregarious birds (such as rooks)
safari park
an area of parkland where wild animals are kept and can be viewed by visitors driving through
savanna, savannah
a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
schoolyard
the yard associated with a school
God's acre, churchyard
the yard associated with a church
tee, teeing ground
the starting place for each hole on a golf course
Superfund site, toxic site, toxic waste area
a site where toxic wastes have been dumped and the Environmental Protection Agency has designated them to be cleaned up
building site, vacant lot
a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
veld, veldt
elevated open grassland in southern Africa
village green
a village park consisting of a plot of grassy land
tiltyard
(formerly) an enclosed field for tilting contests
Type of:
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
a demarcated area of the Earth
WORD FAMILY
USAGE EXAMPLES