• (British) IPA: /əˈland/

aland (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) On dry land, as opposed to in the water. [13th-19th c.]
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Pericles, V:
      I maruell how the Fishes liue in the Sea […] Why, as Men doe a-land.
  2. (now rare, poetic) To the land; ashore. [from 14th c.]
    • c. 1541, The Chronicle of Calais, London 1846:
      Henry the Eighth […] departed out of England from Sowthampton, with a great navy of shipps to set that company aland in Spayne, for to helpe the kynge of Spayne agaynste the Frenche kynge […]

Proper noun
  1. An archipelago in Baltic Sea
  2. An autonomous province in Finland, consisting of the Aland archipelago.
  • French: les îles d'Åland
  • German: Åland
  • Portuguese: Aland
  • Russian: Ала́ндские острова́

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