landing landing  /ˈlæn dɪŋ/


  1. (n) an intermediate platform in a staircase
  2. (n) structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
  3. (n) the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface)
  4. (n) the act of coming to land after a voyage


  1. One of several correspondents in the landing craft was PTI Correspondent Jack Belden, who reported the landing and the battles which followed.
  2. US Airways Flight 1549 made a miraculous water landing that has experts rethinking ideas about the safety of emergency landing by sea.
  3. Again again the past three weeks a twin-motored Boeing 247-D transport took off from Oakland airport, circled lazily in the California sun, came in swiftly to a perfect landing.


  1. Head to Fellsmere's Marsh Landing for sweet sounds of bluegrass

    Musicians and bluegrass lovers from all over the Treasure Coast and as far north as Melbourne fill Fellsmere's Marsh Landing restaurant for what is known as "the biggest blugrass jam in the South."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal

  2. Best Landing Spots for Discarded Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins

    Lionel Hollins didn't want to spend his summer searching for a new job. He hoped that giving the Memphis Grizzlies their most successful season in franchise history would be enough. It wasn't. Thanks to what one source called "major philosophical differences" between the coach and the new ownership regime, even a pair of franchise firsts fell short of landing Hollins a new contract in Memphis ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. ‘Jennings Landing’ coming to Albany’s Corning Preserve waterfront

    First the Corning Preserve. Now Jennings Landing? A councilman is floating a proposal to re-name five acres of the city’s riverfront parkland “Jennings Landing” in honor of Mayor Jerry Jennings, the city’s 74th and second-longest-serving mayor who last month announced he’ll step aside at the end of this year after 20 years in office. The ordinance offered by  Read More
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

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  1. "I remember landing under sniper fire," Senator Clinton said last week. "There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down."
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "After landing we have shown that with renewable energies and energy savings, we can achieve impossible things. so there is a before and after in terms of what people have to believe and understand about renewable energies", he said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: ITN

  3. There is an "orderly way to do bankruptcies that provides for more of a soft landing," Perino said. "That would be one of the options. I'm not saying that is necessarily what would be announced."
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: Reuters India

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