Middle English Dictionary Entry

laund(e n.
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(a) A glade, clearing; tract of open or lightly-wooded ground within a forest; edges or margin of a forest; open area in a forest used for hunting; remote wooded area; ~ kepere, forest bailiff, forester; (b) a tract of open uncultivated country, plain, area of level ground; battlefield; ground; (c) lenden a (in, on) ~, lenen in (upon) a ~, lien in (on) a ~, lien upon laundes, to halt in a clearing, rest in a secluded place, etc.; on (upon) ~, ?abroad, on earth; (d) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.17].