landscape


1land·scape

noun, often attributive \ˈlan(d)-ˌskāp\

: a picture that shows a natural scene of land or the countryside

: an area of land that has a particular quality or appearance

: a particular area of activity

Full Definition of LANDSCAPE

1
a :  a picture representing a view of natural inland scenery
b :  the art of depicting such scenery
2
a :  the landforms of a region in the aggregate
b :  a portion of territory that can be viewed at one time from one place
c :  a particular area of activity :  scene <the political landscape>
3
obsolete :  vista, prospect

Examples of LANDSCAPE

  1. She likes to paint landscapes.
  2. The farm is set in a landscape of rolling hills.
  3. He gazed out at the beautiful landscape.

Origin of LANDSCAPE

Dutch landschap, from land + -schap -ship
First Known Use: 1598

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

2landscape

verb

: to make changes to improve the appearance of (an area of land)

land·scapedland·scap·ing

Full Definition of LANDSCAPE

transitive verb
:  to modify or ornament (a natural landscape) by altering the plant cover
intransitive verb
:  to engage in landscape gardening
land·scap·er noun

Examples of LANDSCAPE

  1. A professional landscaped the yard.
  2. an area landscaped with flowering shrubs and trees

First Known Use of LANDSCAPE

1914

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

3landscape

adjective

Definition of LANDSCAPE

:  of, relating to, or being a document having the horizontal dimension longer than the vertical dimension

First Known Use of LANDSCAPE

1932

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