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landau Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908-1968)
    Lev Davidovich Landau.
  2. noun a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately

Lan"dau noun
From the town Ladau in Germany; cf. F. landau. See Land, Island.
  1. A four-wheeled covered vehicle, the top of which is divided into two sections which can be let down, or thrown back, in such a manner as to make an open carriage. Written also landaw.

Webster 1913