Definition of landing in English:

landing

noun

  • 1An instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water:

    ‘we made a perfect landing at the airstrip’
    [mass noun] ‘the landing of men on the moon’
    • ‘Over the next several years, I remember it experienced two wheels-up landings from hard landing practice with students.’
    • ‘Tailwind landings have you flying down final at an excess groundspeed, but at a given angle of descent.’
    • ‘The airport handled 246,000 take-offs and landings last year, a number forecast to hit 314,000 in 20 years.’
    • ‘There was no good place to land now with the wheels up, nor could I make land and make a safe landing on the ground in downtown Toledo.’
    • ‘Aircraft landings were limited from May to September.’
    • ‘I needed to determine if the water was too deep to attempt a safe landing.’
    • ‘Within the hour, we were letting down for a landing at Casablanca on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.’
    • ‘So why is it that even pilots with tens of thousands of hours still make less than perfect landings?’
    • ‘They take short cruises to perfect their take-offs and landings.’
    • ‘Then, with a shove he is off, gliding across 10 metres of slippery plastic, making a messy landing in the soapy water at the end of the run.’
    • ‘This seems to cause fairly consistently reasonable landings and the landing Toll out is still only 500 yards or so, even not using brake.’
    • ‘We were an emergency landing strip, and we had emergency landings.’
    • ‘And in a combat glider, where there was only one chance to land safely once the pilot committed to a landing, there was no turning back.’
    • ‘There are restrictions on how much crosswind is permitted for an autopilot to make a landing.’
    • ‘I taxi back for two more take-offs and landings, the last with the left engine at 15-inches and 1500 rpm to simulate an engine failure.’
    • ‘Hauling scientists and supplies to the stations gives aircrews a chance to practice icy take-offs and landings and get a feel for being on the ice.’
    • ‘Fishermen are tired of bouncing about on rough seas and need a break with more settled water and good landings.’
    • ‘My sigh of relief when the pilot executed a perfect landing and brought the vessel to a safe stop was as deep as anyone's I reckon.’
    • ‘Trading speed for altitude, Art got the racer up to about 50 feet and managed to make a safe landing at the airfield.’
    • ‘I started whistling, as I lined the capsule up with an open magnetic bay, and prepared to bring it in for a perfect landing.’
    alighting, arrival, coming in, deplaning
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    1. 1.1 An act of unloading troops in enemy territory as part of a military operation:
      ‘the D-Day landings’
      • ‘The total number of Allied troops involved in the landings was 65,000, a little more than half the strength of the French forces in North Africa.’
      • ‘We have just witnessed the anniversary of the D-Day landings where British troops lost there lives fighting for freedom of speech, and some councillors say you won't listen to other people's opinions.’
      • ‘In the days following the D-Day landings, Allied troops carved a tenuous foothold on the coast of Normandy.’
      • ‘Canada's military played a key role in the D-Day landings, code named Operation Overlord, with about 18,000 troops storming ashore at Juno Beach.’
      • ‘It will also commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, and many veterans' groups are already lined up to take part in a special event.’
      • ‘This weekend, the world will remember the courage and sacrifice of the Allied troops at the D-Day landings in France.’
      • ‘The original squadron served with distinction in the Mediterranean at Sicily, the Salerno landings and the invasion of southern France in 1944.’
      • ‘Operationally the landings in November were a complete success, politically a disaster.’
      • ‘In the Second World War Germany planned a landing of troops in Sligo as part of an invasion of Northern Ireland.’
      • ‘Another service will take place on Juno Beach, at which the Queen will make a speech commemorating the role of Canadian troops in the landings.’
      • ‘As a landing on an enemy coastline entails, everything we needed had to be carried with us.’
      • ‘The island's white sand beaches are bordered by razor wire and concrete structures that are supposed to prevent enemy troop landings.’
      • ‘The classic example was the Allied air attacks on the French rail network in 1944 to interdict German troop movements that might interfere with the Normandy landings.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, there is no official list of those Australians who served on the ships and landing craft during the D-Day landings.’
      • ‘This crust was to disrupt enemy landings long enough to allow the arrival of local reinforcements.’
      • ‘Her orders were to ‘generally run amok’ and create a diversion away from the allied landings.’
      • ‘Deployed to New Guinea in 1944 she bombarded Japanese positions in the Admiralty Islands and took part in the landings at Sek Island.’
      • ‘The landing took place on August 6th and involved the landing of 63,000 Allied troops.’
      • ‘This year marked the 90th anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops in Gallipoli.’
      • ‘Mr Walker was on board when it took part in troop landings in Sicily, Salerno and Anzio.’
    2. 1.2 A place where people and goods can be landed from a boat:
      ‘the ferry landing’
      • ‘They have thus far been successful in opening several area ski trails, purchasing grooming equipment for the Noquemenon trail, and developed kayak and canoe landings.’
      • ‘Forgacs carried out millions of dollars in re-configuring the ship, and her sister HMAS Kanimbla by providing three helicopter landing places, a hangar, classrooms, communications centre and enhanced hospital and operating theatre.’
      • ‘Her crew also took part in rapid-roping from her Sea King helicopter to ward off ‘suspicious’ boats threatening the landings.’
      • ‘We need a landing and a berthing port, until such time as a port in the area can facilitate such vessels.’
      • ‘Members reviewed proposals to renovate the 40 piers and landings that fall within the limits of Victoria Harbour.’
      • ‘Heck, we have beaches especially for dogs, even horses and separate beaches where there are boat landings.’
      • ‘Access is purely by boat with landing places on the east and west shores.’
      • ‘Then, the Kamov will grasp the standing trunk with a hydraulic grapple at the bottom of the long line, break it off and ferry it to the landing.’
      • ‘It was dark when the aircraft arrived Workmates and first aiders on the ground positioned their vehicles so their headlights formed an ‘X’ to guide the helicopter to the landing place.’
      • ‘The cruise to the ferry landing is another 700 metres.’
      • ‘They made their way down the pier to the boat landings.’
      • ‘This open green space is a popular landing place for small boats and picnickers, and a great spot for children to play.’
      • ‘And some poles were placed at boat landings to greet visitors arriving by canoe.’
      • ‘The ABC bridge instead recalls the decks of ferry landings on the harbour.’
      • ‘The first thing I look at is how high it is to the top of the landing or deck the stairs will be rising to.’
      • ‘Pitcairn was the final landing place for the mutineers from the Bounty who had rebelled against Captain Bligh.’
      harbour, berth, dock, jetty, landing stage, landing place, pier, quay, wharf, slipway, marina, anchorage, haven, platform
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  • 2A level area at the top of a staircase or between one flight of stairs and another:

    ‘he ran across the landing to his bedroom’
    • ‘Stairs rise from the landing to the attic room, which is floored and panelled in wood and features two velux windows and a good amount of eaves storage.’
    • ‘Stairs lead from the landing to the attic level, which has two rooms.’
    • ‘Concrete flooring at the stair landings, stained an earthy gold, and the liberal use of slate and steel, bring the basement out of the 19th century.’
    • ‘A wooden staircase leads from the landing to the attic at the top of the house.’
    • ‘If the gap between railings on a stairway or at the landing is wide enough to crawl through you should rig a device to stop kids from doing so.’
    • ‘I started to re-decorate our landing, stairs and hallway in mid-January.’
    • ‘If you live in a building with communal areas such as the hall, stairs and landings in a block of flats, make sure everyone knows that you are selling, and gently remind them to collect their post and help keep the front garden tidy.’
    • ‘He lead up the flight of stairs to a small landing and then proceeded down a large, well-lit corridor decorated with huge tapestries.’
    • ‘Stairs lead from the landing to the final room in the house, a circular space which is currently being used as a home office but which could also make a teenager's den.’
    • ‘The building itself, however, was a solid concrete structure of staircases, landings and corridors with many rooms leading off them.’
    • ‘There were rooms now; doors lined the landing and staircase.’
    • ‘These make interesting corner or centre compositions which can occupy the pride of place in living rooms, lobbies, staircase landings, and so on.’
    • ‘The man still continued down another flight of stairs from the landing of the second floor.’
    • ‘She walked up the stairs from the landing to the main floor.’
    • ‘Stairs lead from the landing to the attic room at the top of the house.’
    • ‘Communal areas such as gardens, entrances, staircases and landings are all generously proportioned.’
    • ‘She was told the caretakers would provide a basic service including sweeping and mopping where necessary of halls, landings and stairs and cleaning of accessible windows.’
    • ‘We'd go through the main door of the museum, then we went down the first lot of stairs to a landing and then there was another flight.’
    • ‘Upstairs, the bedroom and bathroom accommodation is located off a spacious landing with ceiling access to an attic storage area.’
    • ‘He stepped across the threshold of the tunnel and onto a landing of a flight stairs.’

Pronunciation:

landing

/ˈlandɪŋ/