Etymology
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landing (n.)

c. 1600, "place on a shore where persons or goods are landed from boats," verbal noun from land (v.1). In architecture, "part of a floor adjoining a flight of stairs," also "resting place interrupting a flight of stairs," 1789. Landing place is from 1510s.

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Definitions of landing

landing (n.)
an intermediate platform in a staircase;
landing (n.)
structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods;
Synonyms: landing place
landing (n.)
the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface);
the plane made a smooth landing
his landing on his feet was catlike
landing (n.)
the act of coming to land after a voyage;
From wordnet.princeton.edu