Definition of demesne :
A lord's chief manor place, with that part of the lands belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy; a house, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor's own use.
field, realm, dry land, domain, estate of the realm, knowledge domain, body politic, soil, domain of a function, landed estate, area, knowledge base, commonwealth, country, estate, terra firma, ground, land, orbit, sphere, kingdom, state, nation, arena, farming, earth, the three estates, world, solid ground, res publica, acres
- When he went away from his fair demesne The birds were building, the woods were green; And now the winds of winter blow Round the turrets of the old chateau, The birds are silent and unseen, The leaves lie dead in the ravine, And the Pyrenees are white with snow. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- And so they rode back to Desmond Court, entering the demesne by one of the straight, dull, level roads which led up to the house. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
- Let me rebuild again The start of faith and hope by that abode; Amend with morning freshness all the code Of youth's desire; remap my chart's demesne With tuneful joy, and plan a far campaign For better marches in ambition's mode. - "Ballads of Peace in War", Michael Earls.