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landscape

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

Definition of landscape

  1. 1 a :  a picture representing a view of natural inland scenery b :  the art of depicting such scenery

  2. 2 a :  the landforms of a region in the aggregate b :  a portion of territory that can be viewed at one time from one place c :  a particular area of activity :  scene <the political landscape>

  3. 3 obsolete :  vista, prospect

Examples of landscape in a sentence

  1. She likes to paint landscapes.

  2. The farm is set in a landscape of rolling hills.

  3. He gazed out at the beautiful landscape.

Origin and Etymology of landscape

Dutch landschap, from land + -schap -ship


First Known Use: 1598


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landscape

verb land·scape

Definition of landscape

landscaped

landscaping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to modify or ornament (a natural landscape) by altering the plant cover

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to engage in landscape gardening

landscaper

noun

Examples of landscape in a sentence

  1. A professional landscaped the yard.

  2. an area landscaped with flowering shrubs and trees

1914

First Known Use of landscape

1914

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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landscape

adjective land·scape

Definition of landscape

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

1932

First Known Use of landscape

1932


LANDSCAPE Defined for English Language Learners

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landscape

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

Definition of landscape for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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landscape

verb land·scape

Definition of landscape for English Language Learners

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


LANDSCAPE Defined for Kids

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landscape

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noun land·scape \ˈland-ˌskāp\

Definition of landscape for Students

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

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


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landscape

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verb land·scape

Definition of landscape for Students

landscaped

landscaping

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



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