- a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
- a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
- Fine Arts. the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
- Obsolete. a panoramic view of scenery; vista.
- 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.
- to improve the landscape of.
- to do landscape gardening as a profession.
- 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).
Origin of landscape
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Examples from the Web for landscaping
Herman developed his own landscaping business while in high school.Exclusive: ‘X-Men’ Sex Abuse Lawyer Says He Was Assaulted, Too
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Gavin worked two and three jobs at a time (in restaurants and landscaping) to put himself though community college.Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24
December 9, 2013
Her father, who had been a cowboy on a ranch in Arizona, now works for a landscaping company.Adios, Arizona
Terry Greene Sterling
July 31, 2010
This recipe takes a quarter of the time and keeps your landscaping intact by using a crockpot.What to Eat
September 22, 2009
Landscaping to reproduce an idealized country scene replaced formal gardens.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
He also, he and this friend of his, Steve Moore, were trying to found this little company of landscaping.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
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The principal difference between us and the small animals that occasionally cause Prime trouble with his landscaping is control.Fair and Warmer
E. G. von Wald
Each child then drew a rectangle on paper and made an original plan for landscaping.Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools
He had taken a keen interest from the beginning in the building of the House and the landscaping of the grounds.Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia
Carrie Hunter Willis
- an extensive area of land regarded as being visually distinctugly slagheaps dominated the landscape
- a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery
- the genre including such pictures
- (as modifier)landscape painter
- the distinctive features of a given area of intellectual activity, regarded as an integrated wholethe landscape of the European imagination
- (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater width than heightCompare portrait (def. 3)
- (of a page) carrying an illustration or table printed at right angles to the normal text
- (tr) to improve the natural features of (a garden, park, etc), as by creating contoured features and planting trees
- (intr) to work as a landscape gardener
Word Origin and History for landscaping
by 1861; see landscape (v.).
The question, however, is, Can landscape-gardening (or short and sweet, landscaping) be taught? It, plainly, cannot. ["The Gardener's Monthly" July 1861]
Also of artists, "depiction as a landscape" (1868).
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.
"to lay out lawns, gardens, etc., plant trees for the sake of beautification," by 1916, from landscape (n). Related: Landscaped; landscaping.