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landscape

[land-skeyp]
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noun
  1. a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
  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.
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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.
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verb (used without object), land·scaped, land·scap·ing.
  1. to do landscape gardening as a profession.
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adjective
  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).
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Origin of landscape

1590–1600; 1925–30 for def 6; < Dutch landschap; cognate with Old English landsceap, landscipe; akin to German Landschaft. See land, -ship
Related formsre·land·scape, verb, re·land·scaped, re·land·scap·ing.

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Related Words

sceneryphotographscenepaintingviewmuralprospectpanoramaoutlooksketchvista

Examples from the Web for landscape

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  • These landscape fellows buy their stuff direct, and the middleman's out.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • After two hours' climb, the features of the landscape change.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • The Sunday landscape was very still, save for the hum of busy insect life.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • How did the landscape appeal to you when you left the campfire?

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • "I was not observing the landscape," the other explains, carefully.


British Dictionary definitions for landscape

landscape

noun
  1. an extensive area of land regarded as being visually distinctugly 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 wholethe landscape of the European imagination
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adjective
  1. printing
    1. (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater width than heightCompare portrait (def. 3)
    2. (of a page) carrying an illustration or table printed at right angles to the normal text
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verb
  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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Word Origin

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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Word Origin and History for landscape

n.

c.1600, "painting representing natural scenery," from Dutch landschap, from Middle Dutch landscap "region," from land "land" (see land) + -scap "-ship, condition" (see -ship). Originally introduced as a painters' term. Old English had cognate landscipe, and cf. Old High German lantscaf, German Landschaft, Old Norse landskapr. Meaning "tract of land with its distinguishing characteristics" is from 1886.

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v.

"to lay out lawns, gardens, etc., plant trees for the sake of beautification," by 1916, from landscape (n). Related: Landscaped; landscaping.

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