What is the opposite of land?

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Noun
Opposite of a solid surface on land or earth
“None of the other clouds in the sky were disappearing, just the ones I was focusing on.”
Noun
Opposite of a country or state
“A non-ecumene that is not currently settled by anybody, may receive immigrants and become by definition part of the ecumene.”
Noun
Opposite of the part of the earth's surface that is not covered by water
“A mysterious sound in the ocean turns out to be the mating call of a whale.”
Noun
Opposite of ground, especially with reference to its use or quality
“Groups of hunter-gatherers began to settle near a river, which provided them with water they needed to make agriculture a permanent part of their way of life.”
Noun
(the land) Opposite of rural areas and the rural way of life
“I had enough of the city, and the country air was doing me some good.”
Noun
Opposite of a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government
“There is much conjecture on the ownership of unclaimed land bordering the two nations.”
Noun
Opposite of an administrative district of a city or country
Noun
Opposite of an area of territory owned or controlled by a particular ruler or government
Noun
Opposite of the main landmass of a country or continent
Noun
Opposite of soil or earth
Noun
Opposite of a piece of real property
Noun
Opposite of an area of land and modern buildings developed for residential, industrial, or commercial purposes
Verb
Opposite of to acquire, especially as a return for effort
“He was a Finnish long-distance runner who had to forfeit his Olympic medal after testing positive for steroids in 1984.”
Verb
Opposite of to get to a destination (in a general sense)
“A pilot waiting in line to depart from Los Angeles airport on a clear night will often see airplanes on approach strung out like Christmas lights for 40 miles or more.”
Verb
Opposite of to go ashore, especially from a vessel
“The moment the voice left his mouth, the crowd gradually returned to silence and began to board the ship in an orderly manner.”
Verb
(of an aircraft) Opposite of to come down through the air and rest on the ground or another surface
“The aircraft is not expected to take off for another two hours because of the delay.”
Verb
(of a creature capable of flight) Opposite of to come to rest after flying
“More often than not, the pigeon will fly off quickly after being released.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause a flying object to make a landing
“According to local media reports in Scotland, the drone user managed to fly the drone past armed patrol boats before landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause someone to be in (a difficult situation)
“Taking your vehicle on routes where signage clearly says it's allowed will prevent you from getting into a sticky situation.”
Verb
Opposite of to inflict something undesirable on someone
“The aid of a professional draughtsman can not only help you bring your home to life, but also save you from complications later down the line.”
Verb
Opposite of to inflict a physical blow on someone
“As Grant goes on the offensive again and lands a couple of lefts, Jones looks surprised and begins to miss easy jabs.”
Verb
Opposite of to catch or get a hold of with, or as if with, a hook or trap
Verb
Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
Verb
Opposite of to take possession of something, especially forcibly
“Though he can't defeat it, if he can release his hold on the staff, a victory will be won, small though it may be.”
Verb
Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
Verb
Opposite of to come to rest, especially after descending from the air
Verb
Opposite of to dock a boat or ship, typically along or near the shore
Verb
(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
Verb
Opposite of to burden, load or encumber with
Verb
(of a ship) Opposite of to dock
Verb
Opposite of to get into one's possession
“The street vendor would give me my hot dog once he had finished preparing it.”
Verb
Opposite of to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
Verb
Opposite of to show up or make an appearance at a given place
“After a week of holidays at the Maldives resort, it is time to depart.”
Verb
Opposite of to deliver a shot or punch
“Out of fear of hurting himself, this actor will learn to pull his punch at just the right instant.”
Verb
Opposite of to find, or get hold of, by means of conducting a search through various sources
“When finished with the evidence, he must return it to its source.”
Verb
Opposite of to fall down, especially after losing one's balance
Verb
Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
Adjective
Opposite of concerning land, farming
Adjective
Opposite of of, relating to, or inhabiting the land of the Earth or its inhabitants, earthly
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