Meaning of “landing” in the English Dictionary

"landing" in British English

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landingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlæn.dɪŋ/ us /ˈlæn.dɪŋ/

landing noun [ C ] (PLANE/BOAT)

B2 the fact of an aircraft arriving on the ground or a boat reaching land:

One person has died after the pilot of a light aircraft was forced to make a crash/emergency landing in a field.

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  • The plane had to make a forced landing because one of the engines cut out.
  • The captain was forced to jettison the cargo and make an emergency landing.
  • There's a special area at the airport where you can view aircraft taking off and landing.
  • The passengers were told to brace themselves for a crash landing.
  • We had a smooth landing.

(Definition of “landing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"landing" in American English

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landingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlæn·dɪŋ/

landing noun [ C ] (BUILDING)

a floor between two sets of stairs or at the top of a set of stairs:

There is another bathroom on the landing between the first and second floors.

(Definition of “landing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"landing" in Business English

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landingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlændɪŋ/ us

TRANSPORT the act of an aircraft arriving on the ground, or of a boat reaching land:

The plane made a safe landing on Lake Michigan beach.
The pilot was cleared for an emergency landing after reporting smoke in the cockpit.

TRANSPORT, COMMERCE the act of taking goods off an aircraft or boat, or the amounts that are taken off:

His job is to supervise the loading and landing of goods at the quayside.
Records of fish and shellfish landings must be submitted to the authorities that are monitoring fish stocks.

(Definition of “landing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)