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

That furor spurred the Texas native’s determination to explore first hand the cultural landscape in this region of the country. George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 July 2018 Overall, the nominees truly reflect the changing landscape of television. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What the 2018 Emmy nominations got right and wrong," 12 July 2018 Think earthquakes — one after another after another, jolting the landscape of international relations and leaving behind ever-greater chaos. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "There Is No Cleaning Up the Foreign Policy Mess Trump Is Making," 11 July 2018 The decision makes Wilder the latest target of efforts to purge from the cultural landscape symbols that honor historical figures who owned slaves, espoused racist views or engaged in racist practices. Meagan Flynn, chicagotribune.com, "Laura Ingalls Wilder's name stripped from children's book award over 'Little House' depictions of Native Americans," 26 June 2018 The decision makes Wilder the latest target of efforts to purge from the cultural landscape symbols that honor historical figures who owned slaves, espoused racist views or engaged in racist practices. Meagan Flynn, The Seattle Times, "Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans," 25 June 2018 The decision makes Wilder the latest target of efforts to purge from the cultural landscape symbols that honor historical figures who owned slaves, espoused racist views or engaged in racist practices. Meagan Flynn, Anchorage Daily News, "Laura Ingalls Wilder's name stripped from children's book award over 'Little House' depictions of Native Americans," 25 June 2018 What exactly makes Armenia’s cultural landscape so fascinating? Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culture," 25 June 2018 Today, DeKnight continues to inspire journeys in the black American cultural landscape. Hannah Giorgis, Bon Appetit, "How Freda DeKnight’s Cookbook, ‘A Date with a Dish’ Inspired Generations of Black Cooks," 19 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In the side yard, a visitor can walk into a shady garden landscaped with ferns and elephant ears by Edwina von Gal, the in-demand gardener to the East End elite. Ted Loos, WSJ, "The Hamptons Oasis That Barnes & Noble Built," 24 May 2018 Author Tom Wolfe grew up in Richmond in the 1930s and ’40s in a small frame house that his father built and his parents lovingly landscaped with boxwoods and magnolias. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "‘Absolute paradise’: Tom Wolfe’s idyllic Richmond childhood," 16 May 2018 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

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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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