Definition of landslide in English:


Syllabification: land·slide
Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)ˌslīd


  • 1The sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.
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    • Kelvin slid down the muddy slope, a landslide of earth, rock and ferns pushing him to the foot of the rise.
    • Flash flooding caused bridges to collapse and landslides are blocking roads to devastated coastal villages.
    • Troops were deployed in helicopters after landslides and collapsed buildings blocked roads.
    rockslide, mudslide; avalanche
  • 2An overwhelming majority of votes for one party in an election: winning the election by a landslide [as modifier]: a landslide victory
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    • I maintain that if any mainstream political party were to embrace the above they would win the next General Election by a landslide.
    • The NLD won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has since been blocked from coming to power.
    • He also inaugurated his own War on Poverty, winning the 1964 election by a landslide.
    decisive victory, overwhelming majority, triumph, sweep

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