What does Landmark mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. landmarknoun

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

    "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

  2. landmark, turning point, watershednoun

    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. landmarknoun

    a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

  4. landmarknoun

    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


  1. Landmarknoun

    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. Landmarknoun

    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.


  1. landmarknoun

    a recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation

  2. landmarknoun

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

  3. landmarknoun

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

  4. landmarkverb

    To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.

  5. Etymology: From land + mark.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Landmarknoun

    Any thing set up to preserve the boundaries of lands.

    Etymology: land and mark.

    I’ th’ midst, an altar, as the land-mark, stood,
    Rustick, of grassy sod. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 432.

    Then land-marks limited to each his Right;
    For all before was common as the light. Dryden.

    Though they are not self-evident principles, yet if they have been made out from them by a wary and unquestionable deduction, they may serve as land-marks, to shew what lies in the direct way of truth, or is quite besides it. John Locke.


  1. Landmark

    A landmark is a recognizable natural or artificial feature used for navigation, a feature that stands out from its near environment and is often visible from long distances. In modern use, the term can also be applied to smaller structures or features, that have become local or national symbols.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landmarknoun

    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. Landmarknoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. landmark

    Any steeple, tree, windmill, or other object, serving to guide the seaman into port, or through a channel.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Landmark is ranked #54864 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Landmark surname appeared 375 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Landmark.

    93.6% or 351 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  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

Examples of Landmark in a Sentence

  1. African American:

    What it means to preserve a landmark in this instance is really about telling overlooked stories embodied in those places -- ones of African American resilience, activism and achievement -- that are fundamental to the nation itself.

  2. Kate Bedingfield:

    Joe Biden has dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women. He authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard -- and heard respectfully, such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim : it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen.

  3. Tina Louise:

    I will always remember her kindness to me, we shared in creating a cultural landmark that has continued to bring comfort and smiles to people during this difficult time. I hope that people will remember her the way that I do – always with a smile on her face.

  4. Ahmed Ismail:

    This is a landmark step for all stakeholders since 2009, the regional and international creditors represent more than 85 percent of total debt, some of whom advised filing under the new bankruptcy law.

  5. Wang Luyao:

    To me, because I am from mainland China, perhaps my understanding of the Pillar of Shame is not as deep as the locals or students from Hong Kong and it is not that significant to me, for me, it’s like a landmark which provides an approach to understanding. For the University of Hong Kong, it should also be considered a landmark.

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