landowner

A landowner is someone who possesses many acres. Once you achieve your dream of buying a vast blueberry farm in Maine, you'll be a landowner too.

The word landowner couldn't be more clear: it's someone who owns land. The term is often used for people who have a lot of it, so you might read a news story about a bill that would raise taxes on wealthy landowners, for example. But it's also a blanket term for anyone who owns property: "The city sent letters to all the landowners who will be affected by the construction project."

Definitions of landowner
  1. noun
    a holder or proprietor of land
    synonyms: landholder, property owner
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    abutter
    the owner of contiguous property
    franklin
    a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth
    freeholder
    the owner of a freehold
    laird
    a landowner
    landlord
    a landowner who leases to others
    squire
    an English country landowner
    landlady
    a landlord who is a woman
    yeoman
    a free man who cultivates his own land
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    holder
    a person who holds something
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