Definitions for landmarkˈlændˌmɑrk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word landmark

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

GCIDE

  1. Landmark(n.)

    A structure that has special significance, such as a building with historical associations; especially, a building that is protected from destruction or alteration by special laws intended to preserve structures of historical significance; as, a landmark preservation law.

  2. Landmark(n.)

    An event or accomplishment of great significance; as, Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark of the civil rights movement. Also used attributively, as a landmark court decision.

  3. Origin: [AS. landmearc. See Land, and Mark a sign.]

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

  3. Origin: [AS. landmearc. See Land, and Mark a sign.]

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of landmark in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of landmark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Karen Loew:

    When something is designated an individual landmark it's subjected to a greater amount of scrutiny.

  2. Arjun Bahl:

    Once you work with the police at that scale, and that project becomes a landmark, it's a gateway to many things.

  3. Waseem Qasim:

    This is a landmark in the use of new gene engineering technology and the effects for this child have been staggering.

  4. Steve Jobs:

    It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can't overestimate it!

  5. Jessie Rossman:

    Today's landmark ruling affirmed that our law does not permit the punishment of the homeless for simply being homeless.

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