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.


  1. landmark

    A landmark is a significant or recognizable structure, feature, or place, often used as a navigational reference. It can be natural like a mountain or river, or man-made like a building, monument or statue. Landmarks often hold historical, cultural, or architectural importance.

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. William Nee:

    The reprieve for Li Yan could prove a landmark verdict for future cases where domestic violence is a mitigating factor, with her case, the highest court in China has sent a clear message that judges must not ignore domestic violence.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    One of two things is true: Either this kind of blind, rigid, context-free, and common-sense-defying assessment of history is exactly what the Supreme Court intended in its landmark ruling last June in Bruen, or it isn’t.

  3. Margrethe Vestager:

    On artificial intelligence, trust is a must, not a nice to have. With these landmark rules, the EU is spearheading the development of new global norms to make sure AI can be trusted.

  4. Leron Gubler:

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark, once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk.

  5. Stranch Jennings:

    We are pleased that after four-plus years of litigation that we have been able to reach an agreement in principle with Endo, and are grateful to the communities of northeast Tennessee for their support in this landmark prosecution.

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