soft landing

noun

Definition of soft landing

: a landing in which an airplane, a spacecraft, etc., touches the ground in a controlled and gradual way that does not damage it
  • The lunar module made a soft landing on the moon.
often used figuratively to describe an ending or solution that is not difficult or harmful
  • Market analysts are predicting a soft landing for the economy after the economic boom.

Word by Word Definitions

soft play
  1. : pleasing or agreeable to the senses : bringing ease, comfort, or quiet

  2. : having a bland or mellow rather than a sharp or acid taste

  3. : not bright or glaring : subdued

  1. : in a soft or gentle manner : softly

  1. : a soft object, material, or part

landing play
  1. : an act or process of one that lands

  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)


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