an approach to or sighting of :
The ship will make its landfall at noon tomorrow.
the sighted or reached.
the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
the land sighted or neared
“sighting of land,” 1620s, also “the first land ‘made’ on a sea voyage;” from land (v.1) + fall (v.) in the sense of “happen.” From the days of imprecise nautical navigation.
Land-fall. The first land discovered after a sea voyage. Thus a good land fall implies the land expected or desired; a bad landfall the reverse. [John Hamilton Moore, “The New Practical Navigator,” London, 1814]
Of hurricanes, by 1932.
[land-fast, -fahst] /ˈlændˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/ adjective 1. attached to or grounded on shore or : landfast ice.
[land-fil] /ˈlændˌfɪl/ noun, Also called . 1. a low area of that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. 2. the solid refuse itself. verb (used without object) 3. to create more usable by this means. verb (used with object) 4. to make (an area of land) by means […]
- Land flowing with milk and honey
In the Old Testament, a poetic name for the Promised Land. Note: Figuratively, a “land of milk and honey” is any place of great abundance.
- Land forces
plural noun 1. armed forces serving on land