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.

  1. (n.)the falling or sliding of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on or from a steep slope.

    Category: Geology

  2. the mass itself.

    Category: Geology

  3. an election in which a particular candidate or party receives an overwhelming majority of votes.

    Category: Government

  4. any overwhelming victory.

  5. (v.i.)to come down in or as if in a landslide.

    Category: Geology

  6. Category: Government

Origin of landslide:

1830–40, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. landslide(noun)

    an overwhelming electoral victory

    "Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide"

  2. landslide, landslip(noun)

    a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. landslide(noun)ˈlændˌslaɪd

    when the ground slips down a hill or mountain

    fears of landslides following the earthquake

  2. landslideˈlændˌslaɪd

    a complete victory in an election

    to win by a landslide; a landslide victory


  1. landslide(Noun)

    A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.

  2. landslide(Noun)

    A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.

    The candidate won by a landslide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landslide(noun)

    the slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc

  2. Landslide(noun)

    the land which slips down


  1. Landslide

    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.

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