What does landmark mean?

Definitions for landmark

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word landmark.

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.

How to pronounce landmark?

How to say landmark in sign language?


  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. Eric Ripert:

    I am also lucky I can travel, i bring back all this inspiration and ideas back. I think that makes Le Bernardin what it is today. A landmark. It’s not a sleepy one. It’s a place which is very active and changing all the time.

  2. Mark Izeman:

    This agreement is a testament to LG and all parties' commitment to find a solution that both protects this iconic landmark and benefits the local economy.

  3. 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.

  4. John Kraman:

    The 1961 Lincoln was truly a landmark car in an era of a lot of really significant styling changes, it really reset the bar.

  5. Kate Bedingfield:

    Joe Biden has dedicated Joe Biden public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women. Joe Biden authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. Joe Biden 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.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for landmark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for landmark »


Find a translation for the landmark definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"landmark." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 22 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/landmark>.

Discuss these landmark definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for landmark? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. irascible
    • B. bibulous
    • C. flabby
    • D. tantamount

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for landmark: