• WordNet 3.6
    • n landing the act of coming to land after a voyage
    • n landing the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface) "the plane made a smooth landing","his landing on his feet was catlike"
    • n landing structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    • n landing an intermediate platform in a staircase
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Moses Views the Promised Land Moses Views the Promised Land
As si Looked when he Landed at Louisville 021 As si Looked when he Landed at Louisville 021
They Arrive in the "Land of the Boobies" They Arrive in the "Land of the Boobies"
They saw the land rise up like a huge mountain They saw the land rise up like a huge mountain
The Land of Memory The Land of Memory

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Spain means "the land of rabbits."
    • Landing A going or bringing on shore.
    • Landing A place for landing, as from a ship, a carriage. etc.
    • a Landing Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore.
    • Landing (Aeronautics) The act or process of bringing an aircraft to land after having been in the air; as, the pilot made a perfect three-point landing . Contrasted with take-off.
    • Landing (Arch) The level part of a staircase, at the top of a flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The meaning of Siberia is "sleeping land."
    • n landing The act of going or setting on land, especially from a vessel.
    • n landing A place on the shore of the sea or of a lake, or on the bank of a river, where persons land or come on shore, or where goods are set on shore.
    • n landing In architecture, the part of a floor adjoining the end of a flight of stairs; also, a resting-place or platform interrupting a series or flight of steps.
    • n landing A platform at a railway-station.
    • n landing In mining, any place, at the mouth of a shaft or elsewhere, arranged for the reception or emptying of the kibbles or cages or other receptacles used for hoisting ore or coal. Frequently called the bank in England, especially at coal-mines.
    • n landing The platform of a furnace at the charging-height.
    • n landing In boat-building, same as land, 7 .
    • n landing In fortification, the horizontal space at the entrance of a gallery or return.
    • n landing In lumbering, a place where logs are stored till spring.
    • n landing In lumbering:
    • n landing A place to which logs are hauled or skidded preparatory to transportation by water or rail.
    • n landing A platform, usually at the foot of a skid-road, where logs are collected and loaded on cars. A lightning landing is one having such an incline that the logs may roll upon the cars without assistance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. An estimated 40% of its land is below sea level.
    • Landing act of going on land from a vessel: a place for getting on shore: the level part of a staircase between the flights of steps
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  • Albert J. Beveridge
    Albert J. Beveridge
    “We are a conquering race. We must obey our blood and occupy new markets and if necessary new lands.”
  • John Dryden
    “To die is landing on some distant shore.”
  • Les Brown
    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
  • Henry James
    “If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    “Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.”


Cloud cuckoo land - If someone has ideas or plans that are completely unrealistic, they are living on cloud cuckoo land.
Fat of the land - Living off the fat of the land means having the best of everything in life.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king - If surrounded by people less capable or able, someone who would not normally be considered special can shine.
Land of nod - If someone has gone to the land of nod, they have fallen asleep or gone to bed.
Lay of the land - The lay of the land is the way something is organised, runs, is arranged, etc. ('The lie of the land' is also used.)


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.


In literature:

Practically his landing renewed that union with the Western world which the landing of Hengest had destroyed.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Close along the shore the land is somewhat rock and reefy here; this land extends here about 3 miles S.E.
"The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765" by J. E. Heeres
They seem to have regarded the land under their control as "state land" and all farmers as "serfs".
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Settlers, provision of land for, 16.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
The Admiral, quite undisturbed, suggested that in his experience land-birds usually meant land not very far away.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
Twice, indeed, there was a joyful cry of Land!
"The Beginner's American History" by D. H. Montgomery
The spacemen's job had been to land the newly created Special Order Squadron on the hot planet.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The condition shown by the landing-grid suspicions was a case in point.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
Anywhere it landed the same thing would apply, unless it tried landing on a glacier.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
AEneas escapes, lands in Libya, and heartens his men (190-261).
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
They left the land on their larboard, and let the sheet turn toward the land.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
If we are to have an opposed landing better kill two birds with one stone and land bang upon the Bosphorus.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Jim Gant owned seven hundred acres of good land in one body and some more land summers else.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
On this rich land, especially on the moist low land, the rye makes a great growth during our warm autumn weather.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
We don't know this land; and we haven't provisions to winter.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The savages of long ago often took to the water when they found the land too hot for them.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
On newly cleared lands the clovers will usually grow without any stirring of the land before sowing, or any harrowing after sowing.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
England was taking armed possession of all lands bordering on Hudson Bay and such other lands as the Adventurers might find.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Portions of the pasture lands were reserved as meadows; the tilled land was manured.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
On their subsequent passage to the main land, they again encountered, as they supposed, the same animal swimming towards land.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

In poetry:

Night and day my eyes are gazing, straining,
Filled full of land-bound tears.
My land-bound heart is full of little sorrows
And full of little fears.
"Land-Bound" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
"O, what land is the Land of Dreams?
What are its mountains, and what are its streams?
O father! I saw my mother there,
Among the lilies by waters fair.
"The Land of Dreams" by William Blake
“Is this the land? is this the land,
Where life and I must part a-twain?”
“Yea, this is e’en the sea-washed strand
That made me yoke-fellow of pain.
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
Land me, she says, where love
Shows but one shaft, one dove,
One heart, one hand.
—A shore like that, my dear,
Lies where no man will steer,
No maiden land.
"Love at Sea" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
While the songman, far beneath the forest
Sang of Srahmandazi all night through,
"Lovely be thy name, O Land of shadows,
Land of meeting, Land of all the true!"
"Srahmandazi" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Far from that bleak and rude land
An exile I remain
Fixed in a fair and good land,
A valley and a plain
Rich in fat fields and woodland,
And watered well with rain.
"Moonlight North and South" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

"Cars" creator John Lasseter meets with members of the press to talk about Cars Land, the new theme land at Disney California Adventure Thursday.
The top FBO in the AIN 2010 FBO Survey–released this morning–is once again Texas City of Sugar Land-owned and operated Sugar Land Regional Airport west of Houston.
MOAB — Federal land managers' proposal to offer up to 28 parcels of public land for potential oil and gas leasing at a February auction is stirring protests from some Grand County residents.
This Land Is Your Land.
Seeger and Friends Perform "This Land Is Your Land".
Pete Seeger and friends perform the classic "This Land Is Your Land" together on stage at Madison Square Garden for Pete Seeger 's 90th Birthday Celebration.
Local resident Mary Delaney celebrates the decision to keep land over airport landings - she commemorates 40 years of saving agricultural land instead of turning it into the Pickering Airport.
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography (Courtesy of Land Rover).
Land Trust $30,000 shy of $300,000 Poopdeck land funding by Carey James Staff Writer.
Bad weather caused the plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden to abort its initial landing, creating a rough ride and passenger uncertainty over when the plane could land.
Rockers Renew Radicalism of Woody's 'This Land is Your Land' The Nation.
Carla, executive director of the McDowell Sonoran Land Trust, wants the vehicles off the land.
NASA engineers hope to prove spacecraft can land under rotors, autorotating to a soft landing in exactly the same fashion as a helicopter.
The England Authority Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement that will transfer land to St Mary's Residential Training School in return for the cancellation of a lease on land that is part of England Airpark.
MARQUETTE — While the city of Marquette has sold several parcels of Founders Landing to private developers, some of the land is still public property, including the shoreline.

In science:

Then the curve f −1 ◦ Γ lands at some point z0 ∈ T := ∂D.
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
The point a is called the root of the slit Γ or its landing point.
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
First–passage time to a place correlates with assessed value of land in that.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
RANDOM WALKS ESTIMATE LAND VALUE The obvious and simplest example is the probability to observe a random walker in 1,v = πv , Pv πv = 1, given by the stationary v during infinite time, Pr |v∈V = ψ 2 distribution of random walks over nodes. 4.4.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
However, the scarcity of physical space in the compact urban pattern on the island of Manhattan will naturally set some increase of value on all desirably located land as being a restricted commodity.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
The ball eventually slows down and lands in one of the m = 37 pockets. 0 ≤ a < m is called the multiplier and 0 ≤ c < m is the increment.
Random Numbers in Scientific Computing: An Introduction
The amount of exposed land is, however, tiny, about 2% of the total and confined almost entirely to the coastal fringe.
Astronomy in Antarctica
H0 = v τ · k + ∆σx , where 2∆ = gµB B is the spin splitting and the magnetic field is oriented along the x−axis (the electron Land´e factor for graphene is g = 2).
Spin dephasing and pumping in graphene due to random spin-orbit interaction
This will produce a useful G3 -edge uw if (i) w lands in T \ B , (ii) neither −→uw or −→wu appeared in D◦1 or D◦2 , (iii) −→wu does not appear in D◦3 , and (iv) the color of the edge is new.
Rainbow Hamilton cycles in random graphs
In other words, a new edge connects to v for each time j at which the walk Xj lands on Xk or goes from Xk to Xk + 1.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
The great papers always are accepted and the worst papers mostly get rejected, but the problem here is for the vast ma jority of papers landing in the middle.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
The image of the enhanced evaluation map similarly lands in the complement of all the coordinate hyperplanes in the target of (2.11).
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
When V is a normal crossings divisor, the appropriate extension of that definition is then the following: Definition 4.1 A trivial component in Fk is a nonconstant holomorphic map f : (P1 , 0, ∞) → (Fk , D0 ∪ D∞ ) whose image lands in a fiber (P1 )k of Fk .
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
Note that the only nontrivial component in this case lands in level one with respect to one of the directions, but also in level two with respect to the other direction, so we have a nontrivial component in each local level.
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
Remark 5.6 Each trivial component of C that lands in Dm a priori comes with only a partially defined contact information to Dm , which enters in the equations (5.9) and (5.10).
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors