overland overland  /ˈoʊ vər ˌlænd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) traveling or passing over land

Usage(s):

  1. In 1952, for instance, when several thousand Uighurs fled China's communist regime into Pakistan, the Turkish government stepped in and brought 1,850 people overland to Turkey.
  2. Thankfully, Vang Vieng has much to offer grown-ups too, and it makes a charming stop if you're traveling overland between Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
  3. On the Amazon epic Fitzcarraldo, he took his crew hundreds of miles from the nearest city and had them lug a 320-ton riverboat overland and up steep hills.

News

  1. Services this weekend to honor the Overland Park soldier killed in Afghanistan

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A Blue Valley West High School graduate who died in action in Afghanistan earlier this month, will...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 4 Kansas City

  2. Overland Trail Museum welcomes three new staff members

    Overland Trail Museum recently welcomed three new staff members.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Sterling Journal-Advocate

  3. Overland Trail Museum kicks off Wagons West program

    The Overland Trail Museum held the first day of their annual Wagons West program last week. They will offer the program again on the next three Friday's.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Sterling Journal-Advocate

Quotes

  1. "My African crocs appeared to have had both upright, agile legs for bounding overland and a versatile tail for paddling in water," writes Paul Sereno, a palaeontologist at the University of Chicago, in National Geographic Magazine. "These...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Paul Sereno Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "The journeys have been motivated by science, but have led to something else important," said Steve Squyres of Cornell University, a principal investigator for the rove science instruments. "This has turned into humanity's first overland...
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Steve Squyres Source: ToTheCenter.com (blog)

  3. "This cold weather has created havoc with drainage in the culverts," Ashton said. "There are particular challenges this spring with overland flooding and ice jams. Not that either one is new to Manitoba but the real challenge over the last...
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Steve Ashton Source: TheChronicleHerald.ca

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