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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.

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

  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.

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


  1. landmarknoun

    a recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation

    Etymology: From land + mark.

  2. landmarknoun

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

    Etymology: From land + mark.

  3. landmarknoun

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

    Etymology: From land + mark.

  4. landmarkverb

    To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.

    Etymology: From land + mark.

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

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

  2. Landmarknoun

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

    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.

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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. Jared Polis:

    This legislation specifically contains landmark, evidence-based reforms that not only protect civil rights but will help restore trust between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.

  2. Waseem Qasim:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Karen Loew:

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

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