land·​ing | \ ˈlan-diŋ How to pronounce landing (audio) \

Definition of landing

1 : an act or process of one that lands especially : a going or bringing to a surface (such as land or shore) after a voyage or flight
2 : a place for discharging and taking on passengers and cargo
3 : a level part of a staircase (as at the end of a flight of stairs)
4 landings plural : the amount of fish or shellfish landed annually in a particular area

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Examples of landing in a Sentence

The plane made a smooth landing. The helicopter had to make an emergency landing. The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings. Landing in high winds can be dangerous. Our plane was cleared for landing. We stopped to rest at the first floor landing. I waited at the landing for the ferry.
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Recent Examples on the Web NextVR stopped operating as its own entity last week, today's Bloomberg report says, and the NextVR website is now just a simple landing page indicating that new things are coming at a later date. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple acquired NextVR, suggesting it still harbors VR ambitions," 14 May 2020 The Wi-Fi will be connected to the district’s network, so when students log into the Wi-Fi, they will be directed to the district’s landing page. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, "This Rural School District Has Been Asking for Wi-Fi for Years. Now It’s Finally Getting It.," 28 Apr. 2020 The show is designed to be a fundraiser for the organization; there will be a donate button on the landing page of the website. Ronald Blum, USA TODAY, "Metropolitan Opera's online at-home fundraising gala will feature Renee Fleming, other stars," 14 Apr. 2020 In addition, Petitti’s is currently building a special landing page featuring victory gardens. cleveland, "Get your green thumb ready: Petitti’s will help you sow a victory garden during coronavirus pandemic," 6 Apr. 2020 For the most up-to-date global coronavirus numbers, visit the WHO landing page here. Katie Dowd, Houston Chronicle, "These are the only countries reporting no cases of coronavirus," 6 Apr. 2020 Upon landing, the travellers were refused entry to South Africa and had to find a return flight. Fox News, "Americans, foreigners desperately try to leave South Africa ahead of coronavirus lockdown," 25 Mar. 2020 Organizations can find out their options for setting up similar chatbot mechanisms at this landing page for WhatsApp's Coronavirus resources. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "WhatsApp Is at the Center of Coronavirus Response," 20 Mar. 2020 To help, the district is building a landing page of resources for educators, many of whom have not trained in online learning. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS board clears way for distance learning ahead of potentially longer school closures," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of landing

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of landing was in the 15th century

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25 May 2020

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“Landing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of landing

: an act of returning to the ground or another surface after a flight
: a level area at the top of stairs or between two sets of stairs
: a place where boats and ships load and unload passengers and cargo


land·​ing | \ ˈlan-diŋ How to pronounce landing (audio) \

Kids Definition of landing

1 : the act of returning to a surface after a flight or voyage The plane made a smooth landing.
2 : a place for unloading or taking on passengers and cargo
3 : a level area at the top of a flight of stairs or between two flights of stairs

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