Definition of landmark
1 : an object (such as a stone or tree) that marks the boundary of land
2a : a conspicuous object on land that marks a localityb : 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 (such 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
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.
Recent Examples of landmark from the Web
Sloss Furnaces, now a national historic landmark, operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace until 1971.
Obama's Clean Water Rule — also known as the Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS — sought to clarify which wetlands and small, isolate waterways get protected under the landmark 1972 environmental law, the Clean Water Act.
Since the Supreme Court’s landmark Afroyim v. Rusk decision in 1967, American citizenship is generally irrevocable unless its bearer explicitly chooses to forsake it.
To be there was reason alone for Carr and his people to pull the trigger on a new contract-average landmark for players.
But before Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Coachella, there were two landmark fests right here in Southern California in 1982 and 1983: The US Festival (with US as a pronoun, not initials).
Through the program, guides ride on the trains, such as the Crescent which travels through Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans, and share information on the historical landmarks with passengers.
Try to include a recognizable landmark in the photo’s background.
An ice cream loving Westie, Oscarelli is noted for videos and photos that capture him near San Francisco landmarks.
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First Known Use of landmark
before 12th century
LANDMARK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of landmark for English Language Learners
: 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
LANDMARK Defined for Kids
Definition of landmark for Students
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
Legal Definition of landmark
1 : an object (as a stone or tree) that marks a boundary of land
2 : an event or development that marks a turning point or stage a landmark decision
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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