Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock.
  • noun The mass that slides.
  • noun An overwhelming majority of votes for a political party or candidate.
  • noun An election that sweeps a party or candidate into office.
  • noun A great victory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A falling or sliding down of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on a mountain-side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc.
  • noun The land which slips down.
  • noun An election victory in which the winning candidate receives a substantial majority of the votes, usually meaning at least ten per cent more than any opposing candidate.
  • noun Any overwhelming victory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.
  • noun A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an overwhelming electoral victory
  • noun a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff

Etymologies

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From land +‎ slide.

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