landing

[ lan-ding ]
/ ˈlæn dɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that lands: The pilot brought his plane in for a landing.
a place where persons or goods are landed, as from a ship: The boat moored at the landing.
Architecture.
  1. a platform between flights of stairs.
  2. the floor at the head or foot of a flight of stairs.
Shipbuilding.
  1. the overlap of two plates or planks, as in a clinker-built shell.
  2. the distance between the center of a rivet hole and the edge of the plate or shape into which it is cut.

Origin of landing

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at land, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM landing

post·land·ing, adjective

Definition for landing (2 of 2)

Origin of land

before 900; Middle English (noun and v.), Old English (noun); cognate with Dutch, German, Old Norse, Gothic land; akin to Irish lann, Welsh llan church (orig. enclosure), Breton lann heath. See lawn1

OTHER WORDS FROM land

land·like, adjectivere·land, verbun·der·land, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for landing (1 of 4)

landing
/ (ˈlændɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the act of coming to land, esp after a flight or sea voyage
  2. (as modifier)landing place
a place of disembarkation
the floor area at the top of a flight of stairs or between two flights of stairs

British Dictionary definitions for landing (2 of 4)

land
/ (lænd) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of land

landless, adjectivelandlessness, noun

Word Origin for land

Old English; compare Old Norse, Gothic land, Old High German lant

British Dictionary definitions for landing (3 of 4)

Land1
/ (lænd) /

noun

Edwin Herbert. 1909–91, US inventor of the Polaroid Land camera

British Dictionary definitions for landing (4 of 4)

Land2
/ German (lant) /

noun plural Länder (ˈlɛndər)

  1. any of the federal states of Germany
  2. any of the provinces of Austria
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Idioms and Phrases with landing

land

In addition to the idioms beginning with land

  • land in
  • land on
  • land up

also see:

  • cloud-cuckoo land
  • fall (land) on one's feet
  • fat of the land
  • la-la land
  • lay of the land
  • never-never land
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