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Noun: landing  lan-ding
  1. An intermediate platform in a staircase
  2. Structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    - landing place
  3. The act of coming down to the earth (or other surface)
    "the plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"
  4. The act of coming to land after a voyage
Verb: land  land
  1. Reach or come to rest
    "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul";
    - set down
  2. (air travel) cause to come to the ground
    "the pilot managed to land the aeroplane safely";
    - put down, bring down
  3. Bring into a different state
    "this may land you in jail";
    - bring
  4. Bring ashore
    "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
  5. Deliver (a blow)
    "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
  6. Arrive on shore
    "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor";
    - set ashore, shore
  7. Shoot at and force to come down
    "the enemy landed several of our aircraft";
    - down [informal], shoot down

Derived forms: landings

See also: lay

Type of: alter, arrival, arrive, bring, change, come, construction, convey, deliver, drive home, get, modify, platform, structure, take

Part of: harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn], haven, seaport, staircase, stairway

Encyclopedia: Landing, New Jersey

Land, Peter