Definitions for landslideˈlændˌslaɪd; ˈlændˌslɪp

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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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Margaret Cho:

    I love drugs, but I hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I hope we keep it on the issues, because if it's about our records, hey, I'm going to win by a landslide.

  3. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho:

    Jemblung village was the most affected, the challenge is that the evacuation route is also damaged by the landslide.

  4. Donald Trump:

    She was very nasty. She was running against Barbara Boxer. She lost in a landslide, but during the run she was really horrible about Barbara Boxer's looks.

  5. Gael Sliman:

    That 63 percent score would be considered like a disavowal for a former head of state whose close circle initially expected a landslide victory of about 85 percent.

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