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landmark

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noun land·mark \-ˌmärk\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of landmark

  1. 1 :  an object (as a stone or tree) that marks the boundary of land

  2. 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. 3 :  an event or development that marks a turning point or a stage

  4. 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 in a sentence

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous landmark in San Francisco.

  2. The battlefield is a national historical landmark.

  3. The moon landing is a landmark in space exploration.

  4. The decision was a landmark in legal history.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of landmark

before 12th century

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LANDMARK Defined for Kids

landmark

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noun land·mark \ˈland-ˌmärk\

Definition of landmark for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  a building of historical importance

  3. 3 :  a very important event or achievement <The case was a landmark in legal history.>




Medical Dictionary

landmark

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noun land·mark \-ˌmärk\

Medical Definition of landmark

  1. 1:  an anatomical structure used as a point of orientation in locating other structures (as in surgical procedures)

  2. 2:  a point on the body or skeleton from which anthropological measurements are taken




Law Dictionary

landmark

noun , often attrib land·mark

Legal Definition of landmark

  1. 1 :  an object (as a stone or tree) that marks a boundary of land

  2. 2 :  an event or development that marks a turning point or stage <a landmark decision>

  3. 3 :  a structure (as a building) of unusual historical or aesthetic interest; especially :  one that is officially designated and set aside for preservation





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