landing

noun land·ing \ ˈlan-diŋ \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

  1. The plane made a smooth landing.

  2. The helicopter had to make an emergency landing.

  3. The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings.

  4. Landing in high winds can be dangerous.

  5. Our plane was cleared for landing.

  6. We stopped to rest at the first floor landing.

  7. I waited at the landing for the ferry.

Recent Examples of landing from the Web

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First Known Use of landing

15th century

landing Synonyms



LANDING Defined for English Language Learners

landing

noun

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

landing

noun land·ing \ ˈlan-diŋ \

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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