1) An obsolete word for an open space in a wood, akin to the modern ‘lawn’.
It gave rise to by-names and numerous minor place-names: 1301 de Galfrido de la Laund, Ugglebarnby
1384 la Launde, Moor Monkton
1636 all that messuage called the greate Lawne, Sutton on the Forest
1651 all that parcel of pasture ground knowne by the name of the Lawnes, Blansby Park. It remained an active word in wood leases and the like: c.1450 in reparacione muri circa lawnd iijd, Fountains Abbey
1570 greate covertes of underwood and tymber and large laundes, Leconfield.