Definitions for Landmarkˈlændˌmɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a prominent or conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide, esp. to ships at sea or to travelers on a road; a distinguishing landscape feature marking a site or location.
something used to mark the boundary of land.
a building or other place of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance.
a significant or historic event, juncture, achievement, etc.
(v.t.)to declare (a building, site, etc.) a landmark.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Architecture
Origin of landmark:
the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
"the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"
landmark, turning point, watershed(noun)
an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
"the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a building or other feature by which a place is recognized
The church was the city's most famous landmark.
an important or significant event or achievement in a process
a painting that was a landmark in the history of art
important or significant in a process
a landmark tax case
a recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation
a notable building or place with historical, cultural, or geographical significance
a major or important item, denoting a change of direction or marking a beginning or an end
To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.
Origin: From land + mark.
a mark to designate the boundary of land; any , mark or fixed object (as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a heap of stones) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of territory may be known and preserved
any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A feature, either natural or artificial, that can be accurately determined on the ground from a grid reference.
Translations for Landmark
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an object on land that serves as a guide to seamen or others
The church-tower is a landmark for sailors because it stands on the top of a cliff.
- marcoPortuguese (BR)
- orientační bodCzech
- das (See)ZeichenGerman
- marca, señalSpanish
- نشانه طبیعیFarsi
- (point de) repèreFrench
- תַּו קַרקַעHebrew
- tereptárgy, iránypontHungarian
- tanda pengenal medanIndonesian
- kennileiti, leiðarmarkIcelandic
- punto di riferimentoItalian
- (항행이나 여행자를 위한) 표지물Korean
- tanda tempatMalay
- oria antatiepuntDutch
- landemerke, kjennetegnNorwegian
- punkt orientacyjnyPolish
- نشانه طبیعیPersian
- طبيعى نښانهPashto
- (punct de) reperRomanian
- наземный ориентирRussian
- orientačný bodSlovak
- orientacijski znakSlovenian
- nirengi noktasıTurkish
- 地標Chinese (Trad.)
- береговий знак; орієнтирUkrainian
- کسی علاقے کا نمایاں امتیازی مقام یا نشانUrdu
- 界标Chinese (Simp.)
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