landfall landfall  /ˈlænd ˌfɔl/


  1. (n) the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
  2. (n) the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)


  1. Disaster officials have reported deaths in six provinces, including three in Quang Nam, where the storm made landfall around 2 p.
  2. An estimated two million people have fled the coast, but some residents decided to wait it out, especially as forecasts shifted Gustav's landfall farther west.
  3. Du Lac, not far from Cocodrie where Gustav made landfall, is so sparse it doesn't feel like much of a town.


  1. Tsunami hit East Coast in June? Scientists say maybe.

    A tsunami may have made landfall on the US East Coast earlier in June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. A strong storm moved through the region and offshore that day, and scientists were trying to determine if it played a role in a possible tsunami.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Tropical Storm Cosme forms in the Pacific

    By GABRIELLE LEVY, Tropical Storm Cosme will likely become a hurricane Tuesday or Wednesday, but won't make landfall or threaten the western coast of Mexico.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall in Mexico, Threatens Flash Flooding and Mud Slides

    Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Mexico, threatens flash flooding and mud slides        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "Roughly speaking, they think there's about a one in three chance that the storm will make landfall in Louisiana," Jindal said. "We're just getting ready for the worst-case scenario."
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Bobby Jindal Source: FOXNews

  2. "Any little jog could change where it makes landfall," said Karina Castillo, a hurricane support meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center said.
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Karina Source:

  3. "To put this development in perspective - no tropical cyclone in the historical record has ever reached this intensity at a faster rate near landfall. It would be nice to know, someday, why this happened," Franklin said.
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: International Herald Tribune

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /