Definitions for landmarkˈlændˌmɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

land•markˈlændˌmɑrk(n.)

  1. 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.

  2. something used to mark the boundary of land.

  3. a building or other place of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance.

    Category: Architecture

  4. a significant or historic event, juncture, achievement, etc.

  5. (v.t.)to declare (a building, site, etc.) a landmark.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Architecture

Origin of landmark:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. landmark(noun)

    the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape

    "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

  2. 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"

  3. landmark(noun)

    a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

  4. landmark(noun)

    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

  1. landmark(noun)ˈændmˌɑɑrk

    a building or other feature by which a place is recognized

    The church was the city's most famous landmark.

  2. landmarkˈændmˌɑɑrk

    an important or significant event or achievement in a process

    a painting that was a landmark in the history of art

  3. landmark(adjective)ˈændmˌɑɑrk

    important or significant in a process

    a landmark tax case

Wiktionary

  1. landmark(Noun)

    a recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation

  2. landmark(Noun)

    a notable building or place with historical, cultural, or geographical significance

  3. landmark(Noun)

    a major or important item, denoting a change of direction or marking a beginning or an end

  4. landmark(Verb)

    To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.

  5. Origin: From land + mark.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landmark(noun)

    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

  2. Landmark(noun)

    any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. landmark

    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

landmark(noun)

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.

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