Definition of landing in English:

landing

Syllabification: land·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlandiNG
 
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noun

  • 1An instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water: we made a perfect landing at the airstrip the landing of men on the moon
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    • My sigh of relief when the pilot executed a perfect landing and brought the vessel to a safe stop was as deep as anyone's I reckon.
    • Tailwind landings have you flying down final at an excess groundspeed, but at a given angle of descent.
    • Over the next several years, I remember it experienced two wheels-up landings from hard landing practice with students.
    Synonyms
    alighting, landfall; arrival; touchdown, splashdown, reentry; docking
  • 1.1 (also landing place) A place where people and goods can be landed from a boat or ship: the ferry landing
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    • They made their way down the pier to the boat landings.
    • Her crew also took part in rapid-roping from her Sea King helicopter to ward off ‘suspicious’ boats threatening the landings.
    • The ABC bridge instead recalls the decks of ferry landings on the harbour.
    Synonyms
  • 2A level area at the top of a staircase or between one flight of stairs and another.
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    • The man still continued down another flight of stairs from the landing of the second floor.
    • He stepped across the threshold of the tunnel and onto a landing of a flight stairs.
    • Stairs rise from the landing to the attic room, which is floored and panelled in wood and features two velux windows and a good amount of eaves storage.

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