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
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.
Recent Examples of landing from the Web
The Oscar winner and human rights attorney were spotted landing in Milan on Monday with their babies, Ella and Alexander, to celebrate the children's one month birthday, according to TMZ.
The North Korean missile departed the Banghyon airfield in the northwestern town of Kusong and flew 578 miles before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement.
Multiple independent analyses of the test showed that missile flew at a high-altitude trajectory, soaring to about 1,700 miles before landing in the Pacific off the Japanese coast, about 580 miles from its launch point.
Finally, freedom for Europe through victories in three world wars, punctuated by the landing at Normandy and the simple genius of Ronald Reagan, the likes of which was still needed to bring liberty to the rest of the world.
Some slammed it as a hometown decision, saying the statistics had Pacquiao landing twice the number of power punches as Horn.
Tuiono was grabbed from the rock, secured into the apparatus and was hauled to safety as the basket climbed into the air and the crew headed to a landing zone.
The news outlet also said that Darden has been trying out food delivery with a variety of websites (including GrubHub, Seamless, and DoorDash) in hopes of landing on one third-party delivery champion.
The Dallas Mavericks gushed profusely about landing Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
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First Known Use of landing
LANDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of landing for English Language Learners
: 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
LANDING Defined for Kids
Definition of landing for Students
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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