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land·slide

 (lănd′slīd′)
n.
1.
a. The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock.
b. The mass that slides. Also called landslip.
2.
a. A percentage of votes greatly exceeding the required margin of victory.
b. An election that sweeps a party or candidate into office.
3. A great victory.

land′slid′ing n.

landslide

(ˈlændˌslaɪd)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. the sliding of a large mass of rock material, soil, etc, down the side of a mountain or cliff
b. the material dislodged in this way
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. an overwhelming electoral victory
b. (as modifier): a landslide win.

land•slide

(ˈlændˌslaɪd)

n., v. -slid, -slid -slid•den, -slid•ing. n.
1. the falling or sliding of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on or from a steep slope.
2. the mass itself.
3. an election in which a particular candidate or party receives an overwhelming majority of votes.
4. any overwhelming victory.
v.i.
5. to come down in or as if in a landslide.
6. to win an election by an overwhelming majority. Also called, esp. Brit.,land•slip (ˈlændˌslɪp) (for defs. 1, 2).
[1830–40, Amer.]

land·slide

(lănd′slīd′)
1. The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock.
2. The mass of soil and rock that moves in this way.

landslide

The sudden slide down a slope or cliff of a mass of rocks or soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landslide - an overwhelming electoral victory; "Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide"
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
2.landslide - a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
slide - (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
mudslide - a landslide of mud
rockslide - a landslide of rocks

landslide

noun
1. decisive victory, triumph, overwhelming majority, walkover He won last month's presidential election by a landslide.
2. landslip, avalanche, rockfall The storm caused landslides and flooding.
Translations
أَكْثَرِيَّةٌ سَاحِقَةٌإنْزلاق الأرضساحِق
sesuv půdy
jordskredstemmeskred
maanvyörymä
velikom većinom
földcsuszamlásföldcsuszamlásszerû gyõzelem
skriîa
地すべり
산사태
zosuv pôdy
jordskred
ชนะแบบขาดลอย
sự thắng phiếu lớn

landslide

[ˈlændslaɪd]
B. CPD landslide majority Nmayoría f abrumadora
to win a landslide majorityganar por mayoría abrumadora
landslide victory Nvictoria f arrolladora or aplastante

landslide

[ˈlændslaɪd]
n
(= landslip) → glissement m de terrain
(in election)raz-de-marée m (électoral)
to win by a landslide → obtenir un raz-de-marée en sa faveur, remporter une victoire en forme de raz-de-marée
He won last month's election by a landslide → Il a remporté une victoire en forme de raz-de-marée aux élections du mois dernier., Il a obtenu un raz-de-marée en sa faveur aux élections du mois dernier.
modif (in election) [victory, defeat] → en forme de raz-de-marée

landslide

[ˈlændˌslaɪd] n (Geol) → frana (fig) (Pol) → valanga di voti, maggioranza schiacciante

land

(lӕnd) noun
1. the solid part of the surface of the Earth which is covered by the sea. We had been at sea a week before we saw land.
2. a country. foreign lands.
3. the ground or soil. He never made any money at farming as his land was poor and stony.
4. an estate. He owns land/lands in Scotland.
verb
1. to come or bring down from the air upon the land. The plane landed in a field; They managed to land the helicopter safely; She fell twenty feet, but landed without injury.
2. to come or bring from the sea on to the land. After being at sea for three months, they landed at Plymouth; He landed the big fish with some help.
3. to (cause to) get into a particular (usually unfortunate) situation. Don't drive so fast – you'll land (yourself) in hospital/trouble!
ˈlanding noun
1. (an act of) coming or bringing to shore or to ground. an emergency landing; (also adjective) a landing place.
2. a place for coming ashore.
3. the level part of a staircase between flights of steps. Her room was on the first floor, across the landing from mine.
ˈlanding-gear noun
the parts of an aircraft that carry the load when it lands. The accident was caused by the failure of the plane's landing-gear.
ˈlanding-stage noun
a platform, fixed or floating, on which to land passengers or goods from a boat.
ˈlandlocked adjective
enclosed by land. a landlocked country; That area is completely landlocked.
ˈlandlordfeminine ˈlandlady (plural ˈlandladies) – noun
1. a person who has tenants or lodgers. My landlady has just put up my rent.
2. a person who keeps a public house. The landlord of the `Swan' is Mr Smith.
ˈlandmark noun
1. an object on land that serves as a guide to seamen or others. The church-tower is a landmark for sailors because it stands on the top of a cliff.
2. an event of great importance.
land mine
a mine laid on or near the surface of the ground, which is set off by something passing over it.
ˈlandowner noun
a person who owns land, especially a lot of land.
ˈLandrover® (-rouvə) noun
a type of strong motor vehicle used for driving over rough ground.
ˈlandslide noun
a piece of land that falls down from the side of a hill. His car was buried in the landslide.
ˈlandslide (victory) noun
a clear victory in an election. Their political party won a landslide victory.
ˈlandslide defeat noun
a clear defeat in an election.
land up
to get into a particular, usually unfortunate, situation, especially through one's own fault. If you go on like that, you'll land up in jail.
land with
to burden (someone) with (an unpleasant task). She was landed with the job of telling him the bad news.
see how the land lies
to take a good look at the circumstances before making a decision.

landslide

أَكْثَرِيَّةٌ سَاحِقَةٌ sesuv půdy stemmeskred Erdrutsch κατολίσθηση desprendimiento de tierras maanvyörymä glissement de terrain velikom većinom plebiscito 地すべり 산사태 aardverschuiving jordras osuwisko deslizamento de terra, deslizamento de terras обвал jordskred ชนะแบบขาดลอย toprak kayması sự thắng phiếu lớn 山体滑坡
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Great rocks and trees, carried down by the appalling force of the landslide were slipping over the trail, obliterating it as though it had never existed.
He had caved in and gone down like a landslide when I pronounced that fearful name, and had never come to since.
What Little Toomai liked was to scramble up bridle paths that only an elephant could take; the dip into the valley below; the glimpses of the wild elephants browsing miles away; the rush of the frightened pig and peacock under Kala Nag's feet; the blinding warm rains, when all the hills and valleys smoked; the beautiful misty mornings when nobody knew where they would camp that night; the steady, cautious drive of the wild elephants, and the mad rush and blaze and hullabaloo of the last night's drive, when the elephants poured into the stockade like boulders in a landslide, found that they could not get out, and flung themselves at the heavy posts only to be driven back by yells and flaring torches and volleys of blank cartridge.
After this landslide to the policy of consolidation, there still remained a fairly large assortment of independent companies; but they had lost their dreams and their illusions.
The house occupied by the family was on the slope of a mountain, and after a long drought there was a terrible tempest which not only raised the river to a great height but loosened the surface of the mountain so that a great landslide took place.
You've made a landslide with your confounded acres and a cow, and Verner can hardly get a vote anywhere.
The publication of "The Shame of the Sun" had started a controversy and precipitated the landslide in his favor.
They had been made so in a single night, by his mother, who had compressed about them a powdered mineral which was dug from the landslide back of Port Adams.
Of course Ernest was elected to Congress in the great socialist landslide that took place in the fall of 1912.
Another lot of coolies on the ladder, struggling suicidally to break through the battened hatch to a swamped deck, fell off as before, and he disappeared under them like a man overtaken by a landslide.
The balance all went for actual votes, and on a day of Democratic landslides they elected "Scotty" Doyle, the ex-tenpin setter, by nearly a thousand plurality--and beginning at five o'clock in the afternoon, and ending at three the next morning, Jurgis treated himself to a most unholy and horrible "jag.
One does not understand why rocks and landslides do not plunge down these declivities daily.