verb (used with object), land·scaped, land·scap·ing.
verb (used without object), land·scaped, land·scap·ing.
Origin of landscape
Synonyms for landscape
- the genre including such pictures
- (as modifier)landscape painter
- (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
Word Origin for landscape
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.