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

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.
    Hyponym: half-landing
  4. (in the plural) The amount of fish caught, as in a specific area or on a particular expedition.

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).


  1. present participle and gerund of land
  • Ingland, danglin'

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).

  • Hyphenation: lan‧ding


  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

For quotations using this term, see Citations:landing.

  • landinganan

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑn.dɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: lan‧ding

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
  • landingsbaan
  • landingsgestel
  • maanlanding
  • noodlanding
  • tussenlanding

Borrowed from English landing.

  • IPA(key): /ˈlan.dɪnɡ/

landing m (plural landings)

  1. landing

Borrowed from English landing.

landing m (plural landings)

  1. (Guernsey) landing

From lande +‎ -ing.

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

  1. a landing (e.g. by an aircraft)
  • landingssted
  • landingsstripe
  • nødlanding
  • “landing” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

From lande +‎ -ing.

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

  1. a landing (e.g. by an aircraft)
  • landingsstripe
  • naudlanding, nødlanding
  • “landing” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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