Definition of Landfall

1. Noun. The seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water).

Generic synonyms: Coast, Sea-coast, Seacoast, Seashore



2. Noun. The first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water).
Generic synonyms: Sighting

Definition of Landfall

1. n. A sudden transference of property in land by the death of its owner.

Definition of Landfall

1. Noun. Arrival at the shore by ship. ¹

2. Noun. The point at which a hurricane or similar storm reaches land. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Landfall

1. a sighting or approach to land [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Landfall

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landaus
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landdros
lande
landed
landed cost
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landed estate
landed gentry
landed immigrant
lander
landers
landes
landesite
landfall (current term)
landfalls
landfill
landfill gas
landfillable
landfilled
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landflood
landfloods
landform
landforms
landfyrd
landgirl
landgirls

Literary usage of Landfall

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1. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1893)
"THE landfall OF COLUMBUS AT SAN SALVADOR. BY PHILLIPP JJ VALENTINI. UNTIL about sixty years ago, no doubt had ever been entertained as to the location of ..."

2. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1891)
"CABOT'S landfall So much has been written on this subject that it may appear super fluous to spend any more time with the theme. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1871)
"Becher, of the Hydrographie Office, in his work entitled the ' landfall of Columbus ; ' but in 1864, and again so late as ..."

4. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1897)
"D. FEW questions in American history present greater difficulties or more uncertainty than the determination of the landfall of John Cabot and the extent of ..."

5. John Cabot, the Discoverer of North-America and Sebastian, His Son: A by Henry Harrisse (1896)
"JOHN CABOT'S ALLEGED landfall. THE documents of the time, geographic and historical, which have come down to us, fail to mention the locality of John ..."

6. Proceedings [of The] Annual Business Meeting by State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906)
"landfall of Nicolet During the first week of December last, the museum received from the artist, Edwin Willard Deming of New York city, the important ..."

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