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landslide

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noun land·slide \ˈlan(d)-ˌslīd\

Definition of landslide

  1. 1 :  the usually rapid downward movement of a mass of rock, earth, or artificial fill on a slope; also :  the mass that moves down

  2. 2a :  a great majority of votes for one sideb :  an overwhelming victory

Examples of landslide in a Sentence

  1. The earthquake triggered a landslide.

  2. They were buried under the landslide.

  3. The presidential election turned out to be one of the biggest landslides in history.

  4. She won the election by a landslide.

1822

First Known Use of landslide

1822


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landslide

verb land·slide

Definition of landslide

landslid

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landsliding

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to produce a landslide

  3. 2 :  to win an election by a heavy majority

1926

First Known Use of landslide

1926


LANDSLIDE Defined for English Language Learners

landslide

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Definition of landslide for English Language Learners

  • : a large mass of rocks and earth that suddenly and quickly moves down the side of a mountain or hill

  • : an election in which the winner gets a much greater number of votes than the loser


LANDSLIDE Defined for Kids

landslide

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noun land·slide \ˈland-ˌslīd\

Definition of landslide for Students

  1. 1 :  the sudden and rapid downward movement of a mass of rocks or earth on a steep slope

  2. 2 :  the material that moves in a landslide

  3. 3 :  the winning of an election by a very large number of votes



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