Definition of landing in English:


Line breaks: land|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlandɪŋ


  • 1An instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water: we made a perfect landing at the airstrip [mass noun]: 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.
  • 1.1An act of unloading troops in enemy territory as part of a military operation: the D-Day landings
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    • The island's white sand beaches are bordered by razor wire and concrete structures that are supposed to prevent enemy troop landings.
    • The total number of Allied troops involved in the landings was 65,000, a little more than half the strength of the French forces in North Africa.
    • This year marked the 90th anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops in Gallipoli.
  • 1.2 (also landing place) A place where people and goods can be landed from a boat: 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.
  • 2A level area at the top of a staircase or between one flight of stairs and another: he ran across the landing to his bedroom
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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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