landmark

noun
land·​mark | \ ˈland-ˌmärk How to pronounce landmark (audio) \

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 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 (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 on the Web Epic ended up suing Apple over the tech giant’s business model and the suit became a landmark case over how people pay for services on their phone. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 There are different forms of speech protected by the First Amendment, Marcosson told IndyStar, citing the landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, and that includes using money to express a point of view. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 4 May 2022 When the landmark Tobacco Control Act passed in 2009, giving the F.D.A. the authority to regulate tobacco products, menthol was exempted from the tobacco flavors that would be banned. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 In a landmark $44 billion all-cash deal, Musk reached an agreement with Twitter to buy the company on Monday. Fortune, 27 Apr. 2022 Europe has been a first mover on regulations in the past, including with its landmark privacy legislation known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and more recently with the Digital Markets Act. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2022 The couple has previously addressed their personal lives on the talk show, with a landmark 2020 episode showing a vulnerable discussion between the two about their previous separation and Pinkett Smith's brief relationship with rapper August Alsina. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Apr. 2022 Preservationists said keeping its imposing seven-story wall of brick was important; opponents of landmark status said the building needed to be redeveloped quickly, and adding any restrictions would hinder that. Sydney Franklin, The Enquirer, 22 Apr. 2022 Seventy-five years ago this month, Mendez’s parents and four other Orange County families won the landmark class-action court case Mendez, et al. Paloma Esquivelstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of landmark

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Landmark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landmark. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for landmark

landmark

noun
land·​mark | \ ˈland-ˌmärk How to pronounce landmark (audio) \

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.

landmark

noun
land·​mark | \ -ˌmärk How to pronounce landmark (audio) \

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

landmark

noun, often attributive
land·​mark

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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