Simple Definition of landmark
: an object or structure on land that is easy to see and recognize
: a building or place that was important in history
: a very important event or achievement
Full Definition of landmark
1 : an object (as a stone or tree) that marks the boundary of land
2 a : a conspicuous object on land that marks a locality b : an anatomical structure used as a point of orientation in locating other structures
3 : an event or development that marks a turning point or a stage
4 : a structure (as a building) of unusual historical and usually aesthetic interest; especially : one that is officially designated and set aside for preservation
Examples of landmark
The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous landmark in San Francisco.
The battlefield is a national historical landmark.
The moon landing is a landmark in space exploration.
The decision was a landmark in legal history.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of landmark
before 12th century
Rhymes with landmark
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LANDMARK Defined for Kids
Definition of landmark
1 : something (as a building, a large tree, or a statue) that is easy to see and can help a person find the way to a place near it
2 : a building of historical importance
3 : a very important event or achievement <The case was a landmark in legal history.>
Medical Definition of landmark
1: an anatomical structure used as a point of orientation in locating other structures (as in surgical procedures)
2: a point on the body or skeleton from which anthropological measurements are taken
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