Land v. t. [imp. & p. p. Landed; p. pr. & vb. n. Landing.]
1. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
I 'll undertake to land them on our coast. --Shak.
2. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
3. To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
Land·ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore.
Landing charges, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel.
Landing net, a small, bag-shaped net, used in fishing to take the fish from the water after being hooked.
Landing stage, a floating platform attached at one end to a wharf in such a manner as to rise and fall with the tide, and thus facilitate passage between the wharf and a vessel lying beside the stage.
Landing waiter, a customhouse officer who oversees the landing of goods, etc., from vessels; a landwaiter.
1. A going or bringing on shore.
2. A place for landing, as from a ship, a carriage. etc.
3. Arch. The level part of a staircase, at the top of a flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another.
Landing place. me as Landing, n., 2 and 3.
n 1: an intermediate platform in a staircase
2: structure providing a place where boats can land people or
goods [syn: landing place]
3: the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the
plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was
4: the act of coming to land after a voyage