American English

Definition of landing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the area at the top of a set of stairs where you arrive before you go into an upstairs room or move onto another set of stairs Go up to the second-floor landing and it's the door on the right.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] an act of bringing an aircraft or a spacecraft down to the ground a perfect/smooth/safe landing the first Apollo moon landing The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. a landing site opposite takeoff
  3. 3[countable] an act of bringing soldiers to land in an area that is controlled by the enemy
  4. 4[countable] a flat wooden platform on the water where boats let people get on and off, and load and unload goods synonym jetty
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: landing