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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Slated to include a celebrity dog fashion show, the March 14 Wine, Women, and Shoes event for Big Dog Ranch Rescue is expected to draw hundreds of attendees for a ballroom luncheon at the president's landmark 1924 property. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "Pups over politics: Lara Trump and Georgina Bloomberg to co-lead Mar-a-Lago rescue dog fundraiser," 24 Feb. 2020 California Democrats quickly undercut this First Amendment landmark by forbidding government officials from talking about worker speech rights. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "California’s Janus Jiu Jitsu," 24 Feb. 2020 There was some good news for PSG as striker Edinson Cavani scored a landmark 200th goal for the club since moving to the French capital in 2013, netting the equalizer after Hwang Ui-jo had opened the scoring for Bordeaux. Matias Grez, CNN, "Neymar sees red in Paris Saint-Germain's thrilling comeback win against Bordeaux," 24 Feb. 2020 The team from Zero said its designers created the logo and other visual elements for the convention after meeting with Milwaukee college students to talk about what values, symbols and landmarks best represent Wisconsin. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here is the Democratic National Convention logo you'll soon be seeing around the city," 24 Feb. 2020 But a sense of whimsy is as important as the essentials, says Nick Schieber, one of the three partners who’ve revitalized Brightwood landmark Jackie Lee’s, which has had its own vending machine since Day One. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, "Forget chips and sodas: D.C.’s coolest vending machines dispense Japanese toys, tarot cards and original art," 21 Feb. 2020 This former mining headquarters—an Art Deco landmark in the posh Gueliz district—has been converted into an experimental gallery and residency for artists from the region and elsewhere in Africa. Christine Ajudua, Condé Nast Traveler, "Africa’s Contemporary Art World Is Finding a Home in Marrakech," 19 Feb. 2020 Several historic landmarks have been vandalized as the town of Plymouth celebrates its quadricentennial, town manager Melissa Arrighi told NBC News. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, "Vandals paint Plymouth Rock with red graffiti," 17 Feb. 2020 Vandals hit Plymouth Rock and other landmarks in town overnight, CBS Boston reported. CBS News, ""Sad and unsettling": Plymouth Rock among landmarks vandalized with red paint," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of landmark

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

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28 Feb 2020

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“Landmark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landmark. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for landmark

landmark

noun
How to pronounce landmark (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of landmark

: an object or structure on land that is easy to see and recognize
US : a building or place that was important in history
: a very important event or achievement

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

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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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