- a platform between flights of stairs.
- the floor at the head or foot of a flight of stairs.
- the overlap of two plates or planks, as in a clinker-built shell.
- the distance between the center of a rivet hole and the edge of the plate or shape into which it is cut.
Related formspost·land·ing, adjective
Definition for landing (2 of 2)
- any part of the earth's surface that can be owned as property, and everything annexed to it, whether by nature or by the human hand.
- any legal interest held in land.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of land
Related formsland·like, adjectivere·land, verbun·der·land, noun
Examples from the Web for landing
The Lion Air captain had left his rookie copilot to make the landing until he realized he was in trouble.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We got to the landing and ran through the open door bin Laden entered.
German artillery chased the landing craft where they milled off shore.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Landing on any other world is hard, but Comet 67P is especially challenging, even apart from the low gravity.
Earthlings, we can celebrate the accomplishment of landing a probe on a new world.
Whereupon she made a few quick revolutions, landing up against the granite base of the obelisk.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
He rushed to the window; it was too high to jump from, and already George was on the landing.Love and the Ironmonger|F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
I think she must spend her life on the landing, listening for arrivals and departures.'Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
But for the accident to the motor they would not have dreamed of making a landing short of the aviation field at Bar-le-Duc.Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines|Charles Amory Beach
And now more people were coming up the stairs, a drawling, familiar voice—Alma Drew on the landing below.The Tin Soldier|Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for landing (1 of 4)
- the act of coming to land, esp after a flight or sea voyage
- (as modifier)landing place
British Dictionary definitions for landing (2 of 4)
- ground, esp with reference to its use, quality, etc
- (in combination)land-grabber
- any tract of ground capable of being owned as property, together with any buildings on it, extending above and below the surface
- any hereditament, tenement, or other interest; realty
- a country, region, or area
- the people of a country, etc
Derived Formslandless, adjectivelandlessness, noun
Word Origin for land
British Dictionary definitions for landing (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for landing (4 of 4)
noun plural Länder (ˈlɛndər)
- any of the federal states of Germany
- any of the provinces of Austria
Idioms and Phrases with landing
In addition to the idioms beginning with land
- land in
- land on
- land up
- cloud-cuckoo land
- fall (land) on one's feet
- fat of the land
- la-la land
- lay of the land
- never-never land