Definition of Landing

1. Noun. An intermediate platform in a staircase.

Generic synonyms: Platform
Group relationships: Staircase, Stairway



2. Noun. Structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods.
Exact synonyms: Landing Place
Specialized synonyms: Dock, Dockage, Docking Facility
Terms within: Landing Stage
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Group relationships: Harbor, Harbour, Haven, Seaport

3. Noun. The act of coming down to the earth (or other surface). "His landing on his feet was catlike"
Generic synonyms: Arrival
Terms within: Landing Approach
Specialized synonyms: Touchdown, Aircraft Landing, Airplane Landing, Splashdown
Derivative terms: Land, Land

4. Noun. The act of coming to land after a voyage.
Generic synonyms: Arrival
Specialized synonyms: Amphibious Landing, Debarkation, Disembarkation, Disembarkment
Derivative terms: Land, Land

Definition of Landing

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore.

2. n. A going or bringing on shore.

Definition of Landing

1. Noun. corridor ¹

2. Noun. coming to earth, as of an airplane or any descending object ¹

3. Noun. an in-between platform or large bottom-most or top-most step of a staircase ¹

4. Noun. a place on a shoreline where a boat lands ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of land) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Landing

1. a place for discharging or taking on passengers or cargo [n -S]

Medical Definition of Landing

1. Of, pertaining to or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore. Landing charges, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel. Landing net, a small, bag-shaped net, used in fishing to take the fish from the water after being hooked. Landing stage, a floating platform attached at one end to a wharf in such a manner as to rise and fall with the tide, and thus facilitate passage between the wharf and a vessel lying beside the stage. Landing waiter, a customhouse officer who oversees the landing of goods, etc, from vessels; a landwaiter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Landing

landgirls
landgrab
landgrabber
landgrabbers
landgrabs
landgrave
landgraves
landgraviate
landgraviates
landgravine
landgravines
landholder
landholders
landholding
landholdings
landing (current term)
landing approach
landing craft
landing deck
landing field
landing flap
landing gear
landing net
landing page
landing pages
landing party
landing place
landing ship
landing skids
landing stage

Literary usage of Landing

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"And another adopted by said Board of Trustees May 5,1878, in the following words: " That the public landing on the Ohio River, between Division and Mam ..."

2. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"THE ARMY AT PITTSBURG landing—INJURED BY A FALL —THE CONFEDERATE ATTACK AT SHILOH—THE FIRST DAY'S FIGHT AT SHILOH GENERAL SHERMAN —CONDITION OF THE ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"thought of landing in Yorkshire. But the unkindly wind forced him to run for the west coast, though it made up for this by binding King James' fleet in the ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"thought of landing in Yorkshire. But the unkindly wind forced him to run for the west coast, though it made up for this by binding King James' fleet in the ..."

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