Meaning of landslide

land•slide

Pronunciation: (land'slīd"), [key]
— n., v., -slid, -slid -slid•den, -slid•ing.
—n.
  1. the downward 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 victorious candidate or party receives an overwhelming mass or majority of votes: the 1936 landslide for Roosevelt.
  4. any overwhelming victory: She won the contest by a landslide.
—v.i.
  1. to come down in or as in a landslide.
  2. to win an election by an overwhelming majority. Also called,
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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