noun Also called, especially British, land·slip [land-slip] /ˈlændˌslɪp/ (for defs 1, 2).
verb (used without object), land·slid, land·slid or land·slid·den, land·slid·ing.
Origin of landslide
Examples from the Web for landslide
The election of 1964 produced the most liberal Congress since the Democratic landslide of 1936.
We believe in Him by a landslide 74 percent to 26 percent margin.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hispanic Republican moderate Brian Sandoval just won a landslide reelection in Nevada.Could This Be the First Pro-Choice Republican on a National Ticket?|David Freedlander|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But after winning a landslide election in his own right, TR unwisely said he would not run for a third term.From The Square Deal to The New Deal: The Overlapping Political Identities of TR and FDR|John Avlon|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since he was elected in his own landslide victory last year, the army has become increasingly unhappy with Sharif.Nuclear Pakistan's Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister|Bruce Riedel|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This landslide of generosities overwhelmed one of her literary domestics.Christian Science|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"Here is where part o' that landslide occurred," he announced, pointing with his hand.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields|Edward Stratemeyer
When you come to think of it, Dick, that landslide was the greatest thing that ever happened to us.The Pioneer Boys of the Columbia|Harrison Adams
He looked up and saw the shuddering mass of the landslide creeping upon them inch by inch.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
Val had reached the blocked pass and was already endeavoring to climb up and over the landslide when Gale caught up with her.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
- the sliding of a large mass of rock material, soil, etc, down the side of a mountain or cliff
- the material dislodged in this way
- an overwhelming electoral victory
- (as modifier)a landslide win
1856, American English, from land (n.) + slide (n.). Earlier was landslip, still preferred in Britain. Old English used eorðgebyrst in this sense; literally "earth-burst." In the political sense, landslide "lopsided electoral victory" is attested from 1888.