"landing" in the noun sense
an intermediate platform in a staircase
2. landing, landing place
structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface
"the plane made a smooth landing"
"his landing on his feet was catlike"
the act of coming to land after a voyage
"landing" in the verb sense
1. land, set down
reach or come to rest
"The bird landed on the highest branch"
"The plane landed in Istanbul"
2. land, put down, bring down
cause to come to the ground
"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
3. bring, land
bring into a different state
"this may land you in jail"
"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
deliver (a blow
"He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
6. land, set ashore, shore
arrive on shore
"The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
7. down, shoot down, land
shoot at and force to come down
"the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
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