landscape

noun, often attributive
land·scape | \ ˈlan(d)-ˌskāp \

Definition of landscape 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a picture representing a view of natural inland scenery Her hobby was painting landscapes.

b : the art of depicting such scenery

2a : the landforms of a region in the aggregate a landscape of rolling hills

b : a portion of territory that can be viewed at one time from one place enjoyed the landscape from the mountain's summit

c : a particular area of activity : scene the political landscape her new book which charts the landscape of her life during the last ten years —Elizabeth Mavor

3 obsolete : vista, prospect

landscape

verb
landscaped; landscaping

Definition of landscape (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to modify or ornament (a natural landscape) by altering the plant cover

intransitive verb

: to engage in landscape gardening

landscape

adjective

Definition of landscape (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Other words from landscape

Verb

landscaper noun

Synonyms for landscape

Synonyms: Noun

geography, geomorphology, terrain, topography

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Examples of landscape in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

A professional landscaped the yard. an area landscaped with flowering shrubs and trees
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This national survey explored consumers’ health goals and preferences, as well as the patient-doctor relationship in the evolving health landscape. Karen S. Lynch, STAT, "Everyone deserves a holistic, patient-centric health care system," 12 July 2018 But in a more fractured electoral landscape, politicians have bigger incentives to wage largely symbolic battles. The Economist, "How policy debates in Europe become untethered from reality," 12 July 2018 To this day, the hole in the landscape is momentarily a confusing loss, an ache in the gut like hunger. Liz Arnold, Longreads, "Making Peace with the Site of a Suicide," 11 July 2018 Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak views future draft picks as having rising value in the current NBA landscape, and he’s been acquiring and moving second-round picks over his first four months on the job. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Why Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak accumulates 2nd-round picks, and a list of draft assets," 9 July 2018 In this new landscape, some women could have access to abortions with few or no restrictions, while others would have to travel hundreds of miles or more to find a clinic in another state. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "Ending Roe v. Wade wouldn't end abortion in America. This is what happens next.," 9 July 2018 Another disruptor in the furniture landscape, Maiden Home offers made-to-order furniture through its online platform. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "16 of the Most Innovative Furniture Designers Who Manufacture in the U.S.," 4 July 2018 In the shifting landscape, recycling advocates, operators and municipal officials say consumers need to become better educated about what to recycle, which can vary from town to town. Author: David Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Cities scramble to rewrite rules on recycling after China restricts ‘foreign garbage’," 3 July 2018 Ford reportedly built hundreds of bird houses, placing them in the landscape around the estate, and cultivated deer, peacocks, and other animals. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Rouge River fish to get exclusive freeway at Ford's Fair Lane estate," 3 July 2018

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The new rebate initiative, called the Landscape Transformation Program, which requires that frontyards are included as part of a re-landscaping effort, will give participants $1 per square foot of turf removed. Carol Cormaci, latimes.com, "LCF Chamber of Commerce partners with FMWD to issue water-saving challenge, announce rebates," 11 July 2018 For more than a year, the site underwent renovations, paving and landscaping to ready the former showroom and warehouse buildings for executive offices, manufacturing, shipping and transportation to serve a large regional distribution center. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, "Coca-Cola scored a hit at HemisFair ‘68 with free soda, early H.R. Pufnstuf," 30 June 2018 Apart from losing 200,000 or so visitors each year, the county would spend up to $15 million to landscape the west end of the park, transfer plants to other suitable homes and develop new uses for the greenhouses and annex. Deferred maintenance. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Decision time is quickly approaching for the future of the leaking, aging Mitchell Park Domes," 25 June 2018 Community members have donated diapers, baby wipes, food and clothing for the families of workers arrested in an immigration raid at a garden and landscaping company in early June. Washington Post, "Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate," 24 June 2018 There’s even a sprawling 1,200-square-foot backyard landscaped by Miranda Brooks. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "This Chic Knitwear Designer Is Living the Dream—And Dressing the Part," 9 Apr. 2018 That area – known as Woman’s Library Club Park - would be landscaped with grass initially, connecting to Glencoe Park District property to the east and west. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Glencoe signs off on design contracts to spruce up Tudor Court," 26 June 2018 The first resulted in the arrest of 114 workers at a gardening and landscaping company on June 5. Washington Post, "Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate," 24 June 2018 Two weeks ago, immigration agents arrested 114 people at a garden and landscaping company in northern Ohio. CBS News, "Immigration raid sweeps up over 100 workers in packing plant," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of landscape

Noun

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1914, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Adjective

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for landscape

Noun

Dutch landschap, from land + -schap -ship

Verb

see landscape entry 1

Adjective

see landscape entry 1

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The first known use of landscape was in 1598

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landscape

noun

English Language Learners Definition of landscape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

landscape

verb

English Language Learners Definition of landscape (Entry 2 of 2)

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

landscape

noun
land·scape | \ ˈland-ˌskāp \

Kids Definition of landscape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a picture of natural scenery He enjoys painting landscapes.

2 : the land that can be seen in one glance We gazed out at the peaceful landscape.

landscape

verb
landscaped; landscaping

Kids Definition of landscape (Entry 2 of 2)

: to improve the natural beauty of a piece of land The yard was landscaped with flowering plants.

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