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Definition 1: the act of coming to land after a voyage - [noun denoting act]

(landing is a kind of ...) the act of arriving at a certain place

"they awaited her arrival"

(... is a kind of landing ) a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion

"MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines"

(... is a kind of landing ) the act of passengers and crew getting off of a ship or aircraft

Definition 2: the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where landing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane made a smooth landing
  • his landing on his feet was catlike

(landing is a kind of ...) the act of arriving at a certain place

"they awaited her arrival"

(... is a kind of landing ) a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes

(... is a kind of landing ) landing an aircraft

(... is a kind of landing ) a landing of a spacecraft in the sea at the end of a space flight

(landing is a part of ...) the approach to a landing field by an airplane

Definition 3: structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for landing in the sense of this definition

(landing is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of landing ) landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out

"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"

(landing is a part of ...) platform from which passengers and cargo can be (un)loaded

(... is part of landing) a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Definition 4: an intermediate platform in a staircase - [noun denoting artifact]

(landing is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

(... is part of landing) a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps

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