Definitions for landslideˈlændˌslaɪd; ˈlændˌslɪp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
land•slideˈlændˌslaɪd; ˈlændˌslɪp(n.; v.)-slid, -slid; -slid•den, -slid•ing.
(n.)the falling or sliding of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on or from a steep slope.
the mass itself.
an election in which a particular candidate or party receives an overwhelming majority of votes.
any overwhelming victory.
(v.i.)to come down in or as if in a landslide.
Origin of landslide:
an overwhelming electoral victory
"Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide"
a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when the ground slips down a hill or mountain
fears of landslides following the earthquake
a complete victory in an election
to win by a landslide; a landslide victory
A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.
A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.
The candidate won by a landslide.
the slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc
the land which slips down
A landslide or landslip is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rockfalls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original slope stability. Typically, pre-conditional factors build up specific sub-surface conditions that make the area/slope prone to failure, whereas the actual landslide often requires a trigger before being released.
Translations for landslide
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of land that falls down from the side of a hill
His car was buried in the landslide.
- aardstorting, grondverskuiwingAfrikaans
- إنْزلاق الأرضArabic
- deslizamento de terraPortuguese (BR)
- sesuv půdyCzech
- der ErdrutschGerman
- ریزش کوهFarsi
- glissement de terrainFrench
- מַפּוֹלֶת אֲדָמָהHebrew
- भूस्खलन, महाविजयHindi
- tanah longsorIndonesian
- 산사태로 무너진 토사Korean
- (zemes ) nogruvumsLatvian
- tanah runtuhMalay
- obsunięcie się ziemiPolish
- يا تپه ریزش کوهPersian
- د غره يا تپه خوځيدل او رالويدلPashto
- derrocada QUERYPortuguese
- alunecare de terenRomanian
- zosuv pôdySlovak
- heyelân, toprak kaymasıTurkish
- 山崩Chinese (Trad.)
- зсув, обвалUkrainian
- زمین کے تودے کا پہاڑ سے لڑھکناUrdu
- sự lở đấtVietnamese
- 山崩Chinese (Simp.)
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