Definition of landing in English:

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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.

Words that rhyme with landing

freestanding, hardstanding, misunderstanding, notwithstanding, outstanding, standing, stranding, understanding, upstanding
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