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

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

Nestled amid the verdant landscape of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, the house’s sober porticoed exterior gives no indication of what lies inside: a zesty explosion of hues that range from rich purple to perky yellow. Robert O'byrne, ELLE Decor, "Tour a Legendary Manor in Northern Ireland," 12 Oct. 2018 Now, a service that's widely considered an improvement over its predecessor, but has hardly changed the landscape of console gaming. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Can Microsoft Finally Make Game Streaming Work?," 8 Oct. 2018 The Bedouin role points to how the fight has expanded beyond the coastal towns deep into the desert landscape of the peninsula. Brian Rohan, Fox News, "Egypt arming Sinai tribesmen in fight against Islamic State," 27 Sep. 2018 This would accelerate the balkanization of the web, as the regulatory landscapes of different geographic regions drift away from one another. James Vincent, The Verge, "Everything you need to know about Europe’s new copyright directive," 13 Sep. 2018 Experience the diverse landscape of Beaver Creek Mountain by way of bike. Discover Magazine, "7 Family Friendly Bucket List Adventures in Beaver Creek," 17 Aug. 2018 At the Rubenstein Arts Center on Duke University’s campus, an image from a microscope makes an alien landscape out of the knobby, radial symmetry of a sea urchin skeleton. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit," 12 July 2018 Woody’s Lunch Box fits in well with the Toy Story landscape of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ newest section. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First Bite: Woody's Lunch Box in Disney's Toy Story Land," 11 July 2018 Now in his 80s, Johnson has been sculpting life-like figures for over 45 years, many of which are placed nestled into the landscapes of public parks and private estates. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The show will include a full-size cabin to walk through, the latest in water toys, unique cottage and outdoor furniture, a giant sandbox, landscaping ideas and more. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "Things to do in Metro Detroit Feb. 25-March 3," 26 Feb. 2018 Three windows overlook the front yard that is landscaped for four seasons. Carol Riordan, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 59 Papermill Road, Glastonbury," 28 Dec. 2017 Also, the tablet's display defaults to landscape Android mode when connected to an external monitor with Dex activated—so the external monitor looks like a PC running Android, but the tablet itself acts and works as an Android tablet. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Galaxy Tab S4 review: Even Samsung’s Dex desktop can’t save Android tablets," 8 Aug. 2018 Deere forecast a 14% increase this year in sales of its iconic green and yellow farm machinery and landscaping equipment after several years of tough sales in its home market. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Deere to Raise Prices as Costs Climb," 18 May 2018 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

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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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More Definitions for landscape

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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