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landscape

noun, often attributive land·scape \ ˈlan(d)-ˌskāp \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of landscape

1 a : a picture representing a view of natural inland scenery
  • Her hobby was painting landscapes.
b : the art of depicting such scenery
2 a : 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

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.

Recent Examples of landscape from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of landscape

Dutch landschap, from land + -schap -ship

landscape Synonyms


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landscape

verb

Definition of landscape

landscaped; landscaping
transitive verb
: to modify or ornament (a natural landscape) by altering the plant cover
intransitive verb
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of landscape

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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landscape

adjective

Definition of landscape

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

Origin and Etymology of landscape


LANDSCAPE Defined for English Language Learners

landscape

noun

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


landscape

verb

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

noun land·scape \ ˈland-ˌskāp \

Definition of landscape for Students

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.

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landscape

verb

Definition of landscape for Students

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


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