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[ land-skeyp ]


  1. a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.

    Synonyms: prospect, vista, scenery, view

  2. a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
  3. Fine Arts. the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
  4. Obsolete. a panoramic view of scenery; vista.

verb (used with object)

, land·scaped, land·scap·ing.
  1. to improve the appearance of (an area of land, a highway, etc.), as by planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground.
  2. to improve the landscape of.

verb (used without object)

, land·scaped, land·scap·ing.
  1. to do landscape gardening as a profession.


  1. Digital Technology. relating to or producing horizontal, sideways orientation of computer or other digital output, with lines of data parallel to the two longer sides of a page or screen. Compare portrait ( def 3 ).


/ ˈlændˌskeɪp /


  1. an extensive area of land regarded as being visually distinct

    ugly slagheaps dominated the landscape

  2. a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery
    1. the genre including such pictures
    2. ( as modifier )

      landscape painter

  3. the distinctive features of a given area of intellectual activity, regarded as an integrated whole

    the landscape of the European imagination


  1. printing
    1. (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater width than height Compare portrait
    2. (of a page) carrying an illustration or table printed at right angles to the normal text


  1. tr to improve the natural features of (a garden, park, etc), as by creating contoured features and planting trees
  2. intr to work as a landscape gardener

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Other Words From

  • re·landscape verb relandscaped relandscaping

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Word History and Origins

Origin of landscape1

First recorded in 1590–1600; 1925–30 landscape fordef 5; from Dutch landschap; cognate with Old English landsceap, landscipe; akin to German Landschaft; equivalent to land + -ship

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Word History and Origins

Origin of landscape1

C16 landskip (originally a term in painting), from Middle Dutch lantscap region; related to Old English landscipe tract of land, Old High German lantscaf region

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Example Sentences

When he was a boy, he didn’t question the blighted landscape.

They seem to yearn to be reintegrated with the flux of nature, like abandoned ruins in a landscape.

That’s when the hardiest travel to our country’s wildest places for snow-covered volcanic landscapes, cool desert vibes, and empty beaches.

More broadly, the landscape reflects the reality that few in the GOP are willing to take aim at a president who retains the loyalty of a large faction of the party.

It’s a warm fall morning, and the raptor is just one of many birds in the sprawling landscape of restored native habitat that surrounds the massive ring-shaped second headquarters Apple opened in Cupertino in 2017.

She had been, he says, the backbone of their family and losing her shifted their entire emotional landscape.

We have reached a tipping point where mega donors completely dominate the landscape.

Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.

But in a television landscape still so afraid of showing kids that LGBT people exist, it still feels like a missed opportunity.

It has changed lives, and been the home of the most landscape-changing campaigning groups.

John Wilson, a celebrated landscape and marine painter, died at Folkstone, aged 81.

Many adults assume that a child can look at a landscape as they look at it, taking in the whole picturesque effect.

Richard Wilson died; an English landscape painter of great merit.

In a springtime landscape a young peasant girl is seated beneath a tree, looking before her over a sunlit plain.

Here again we have the landscape of Lorraine and the eternal and infinitely varied theme of rural labour.


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