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Definition of landing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    landing

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlændɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlændɪŋ//
     
    Plane travel, Space travel
     
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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 first-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 after a journey a perfect/smooth/safe landing the first Apollo moon landing The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. a landing site opposite take-off see also crash landing See related entries: Plane travel, Space travel
  3. 3[countable] an act of bringing soldiers to land in an area that is controlled by the enemy
  4. 4(British English also landing stage) [countable] a flat wooden platform on the water where boats let people get on and off, and load and unload goods synonym jetty
  5. Extra examples The room opens off the landing. There’s a phone on the landing outside your room. the first successful lunar landing The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. a perfectly/​smooth/​safe landing the first Apollo moon landing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: landing