Definition of No man's land

1. Noun. An unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies.

Generic synonyms: Area, Country



2. Noun. Land that is unowned and uninhabited (and usually undesirable).
Generic synonyms: Land

3. Noun. The ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both). "In that no man's land between negotiation and aggression"
Exact synonyms: Twilight Zone
Generic synonyms: Ambiguity, Equivocalness

Definition of No man's land

1. Noun. (military) The ground between trenches where a soldier from either side would be easily targeted. ¹

2. Noun. A place where no one can or should be. ¹

3. Noun. (tennis) The area between the backcourt and the space close to the net, from which it is difficult to return the ball. ¹

4. Noun. (context: politics geography) Territory, often disputed, that cannot be inhabited because of fear of conflict, especially: ¹

5. Noun. (context: politics geography) Tracts of uninhabited territory close to the Iron Curtain. ¹

6. Noun. (context: politics geography) The stretch of land between the border posts of two contiguous sovereign states, sometimes separated by great distance. ¹

7. Noun. (context: politics geography) Land not claimed by any recognized sovereign state; terra nullius. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of No Man's Land

no hell
no holds barred
no host bar
no idea
no ifs and buts
no joy
no kidding
no less
no liability
no limit
no lone zone
no longer
no longer with us
no love lost
no man's land
no man is an island
no matter
no matter how one slices it
no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney
no matter what
no matter what happens
no mean feat
no mean feats
no more
no more Mr Nice Guy
no news is good news
no offense
no one
no pain, no gain

Literary usage of No man's land

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Selangor Journal: Jottings Past and Present (1894)
"... in justice and fairness to them, that the upkeep of the main roads in town is in the hands of the PWD — SS THROUGH "NO MAN.S LAND" TO KUALA LUMPUR. ..."

2. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1892)
"... In No Man s Land," " Chivalric Days," "Story of the American Indian," " Story of the American Soldier," "Story of the American Sailor," " Story of the ..."

3. The Ohio Educational Monthly and the National Teacher: A Journal of Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1891)
"NO MAN S LAND. No man's land was formerly a part of Mexico. When Texas became independent of Mexico this strip was part of the new Republic of Texas. ..."

4. Aircraft and Submarines: The Story of the Invention, Development, and by Willis John Abbot (1918)
"Punctually both flyers rose from their lines and made their way down No Man-s Land. Let an eye witness tell the story : From our trenches there were wild ..."

5. A History of the American Nation by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin (1919)
"America's soldiers, fighting by the side of the A FRENCH TANK CROSSING No MAN.S LAND heroic warriors of Britain and France, helped to turn the tide and did ..."

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