land·​form ˈlan(d)-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce landform (audio)
: a natural feature of a land surface

Examples of landform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Native grasses and great bunkering will frame shots over a rolling landscape with unique landforms. Erik Matuszewski, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 And if islands are your thing, that landform dominates the Tripadvisor list, which includes Guadeloupe, Grand Cayman, Kauai, Mauritius and Zanzibar, as well as Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, which is dotted with more than a thousand dramatic limestone islands. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Caves, though notorious for being the site of many a B-grade horror movie, feature some of the world's most stunning landforms — and some of its quirkiest natural oddities. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2024 There were no pipes at the same location Oct. 8, and the spit, or beach landform, could not be seen. Peter Alexander, NBC News, 7 Dec. 2023 These landforms act as a buffer, protecting the mainland from the storms that blow in off the Atlantic Ocean. Gisela Williams, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 The spacecraft is slated to touch down in the far side’s South Pole-Aitken Basin and collect dust and rock samples there, Hu was cited as saying, referring to a major lunar landform of high scientific interest. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 4 Oct. 2023 Other famous Yosemite landforms such as Half Dome were also created by the process. CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 The process has resulted in formal Crown apologies, multimillion-dollar compensation packages and power-sharing agreements over waterways and landforms, such as the one that governs the Waikato River. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landform was in 1893

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“Landform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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land·​form -ˌfȯrm How to pronounce landform (audio)
: a natural feature of a land surface

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