landing

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlændɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ændɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: land‧ing
  • (file)

NounEdit

landing (plural landings)

  1. An arrival at a surface, as of an airplane or any descending object.
    Antonym: takeoff
  2. A place on a shoreline where a boat lands.
    Hyponym: fleet landing
  3. A level area at the top of a flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 84:
      She crept up the stairs [...] On she went, across the landing, from which sprang the tall window, and up the next flight until she reached the top.

Usage notesEdit

When referring to an arrival at a surface by an aircraft or other normally-controllable object, landing is generally reserved for cases in which the object is actually under (at least partial) control; an uncontrolled arrival at the surface by such an object is usually referred to as a crash or impact. In contrast, for uncontrollable objects (such as a meteoroid or artillery shell), landing is generally used (although impact is also usable).

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VerbEdit

landing

  1. present participle of land

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English landing, present participle of land (to land, to touch down), from Middle English land, lond, from Old English land, lond (earth, land, soil, ground; defined piece of land, territory, realm, province, district; landed property; country (not town); ridge in a ploughed field), from Proto-Germanic *landą (land), from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: lan‧ding

VerbEdit

landing

  1. (aviation) to land; to descend to a surface, especially from the air to touch down
  2. to come to be in a condition or situation

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:landing.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from landen +‎ -ing. Compare English landing and German Landung.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

landing f (plural landingen, diminutive landinkje n)

  1. landing, touchdown of an airplane or any other airborne object
  2. the act of disembarking a ship, particularly in military contexts

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English landing.

NounEdit

landing m (plural landings)

  1. (Guernsey) landing

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lande +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

landing f or m (definite singular landinga or landingen, indefinite plural landinger, definite plural landingene)

  1. a landing (e.g. by an aircraft)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lande +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

landing f (definite singular landinga, indefinite plural landingar, definite plural landingane)

  1. a landing (e.g. by an aircraft)

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