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Princeton's WordNet

  1. landscapenoun

    an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

  2. landscapenoun

    painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

  3. landscape, landscape paintingnoun

    a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery

  4. landscapeverb

    an extensive mental viewpoint

    "the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration"; "we changed the landscape for solving the problem of payroll inequity"

  5. landscapeverb

    embellish with plants

    "Let's landscape the yard"

  6. landscapeverb

    do landscape gardening

    "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"


  1. landscapenoun

    A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

  2. landscapenoun

    A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc.

  3. landscapenoun

    The pictorial aspect of a country.

  4. landscapenoun

    a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides

  5. landscapenoun

    A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")

  6. landscapenoun

    a situation that is presented, a scenario

    The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years

  7. landscapeverb

    To do various grounds maintenance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Landscapenoun

    Etymology: landschape, Dutch.

    Lovely seem’d
    That landschape! and of pure, now purer air,
    Meets his approach. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. iv. l. 153.

    He scarce uprisen,
    Shot parallel to th’ earth his dewy ray,
    Discov’ring in wide landscape all the east
    Of paradise, and Eden’s happy plains. John Milton.

    Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures,
    Whilst the landscape round it measures,
    Russet lawns and fallows grey,
    Where the nibbling flocks do stray. John Milton.

    We are like men entertained with the view of a spacious landscape, where the eye passes over one pleasing prospect into another. Addison.

    As good a poet as you are, you cannot make finer landscapes than those about the king’s house. Joseph Addison, Guard.

    Oft in her glass the musing shepherd spies
    The wat’ry landscape of the pendant woods,
    And absent trees, that tremble in the floods. Alexander Pope.


  1. Landscape

    A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms, and how they integrate with natural or man-made features, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal. A landscape includes the physical elements of geophysically defined landforms such as (ice-capped) mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings, and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions. Combining both their physical origins and the cultural overlay of human presence, often created over millennia, landscapes reflect a living synthesis of people and place that is vital to local and national identity. The character of a landscape helps define the self-image of the people who inhabit it and a sense of place that differentiates one region from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people's lives. Landscape can be as varied as farmland, a landscape park or wilderness. The Earth has a vast range of landscapes including the icy landscapes of polar regions, mountainous landscapes, vast arid desert landscapes, islands, and coastal landscapes, densely forested or wooded landscapes including past boreal forests and tropical rainforests and agricultural landscapes of temperate and tropical regions. The activity of modifying the visible features of an area of land is referred to as landscaping.


  1. landscape

    A landscape is a large area of land that is visible from a single viewpoint, encompassing the visible physical features such as mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, forests, buildings, and other structures. It can also refer to a representation of these features in a work of art or a particular setting within which events occur. The term can also be used metaphorically, as in political or social landscapes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landscapenoun

    a portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains

  2. Landscapenoun

    a picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc

  3. Landscapenoun

    the pictorial aspect of a country

  4. Etymology: [D. landschap; land land + -schap, equiv. to E. -schip; akin to G. landschaft, Sw. landskap, Dan. landskab. See Land, and -schip.]


  1. Landscape

    Landscape was an English band, best known for the 1981 hits "Einstein A Go-Go" and "Norman Bates." Formed in 1974, it toured constantly during the mid-to-late-1970s, playing rock, punk, and jazz venues and releasing two instrumental EPs on its own Event Horizon label. The group began experimenting with computer-programmed music and electronic drums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, making records in the emerging genre of synthpop.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Landscape

    land′-skāp, n. the appearance of that portion of land which the eye can at once view; the aspect of a country, or a picture representing it.—ns. Land′scape-gar′dening, the art of laying out grounds and so disposing water, buildings, trees, and other plants as to produce the effect of a picturesque landscape; Land′scape-paint′er, one who practises this form of art; Land′scape-paint′ing, the art of representing natural scenery by painting. [Dut. landschap, from land and -schap, a suffix=-ship.]

Editors Contribution

  1. landscape

    An area of land or scene seen with the eye in a view.

    The landscape towards the sea was so beautiful they were delighted to be there.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  

  2. landscape

    To improve or maintain a garden, street, property, house, area, open space or defined area of land using a variety of materials, seating, furniture, products, plants, shrubs or trees.

    The local unity government decided they would use a landscape social enterprise to maintain their grass.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'landscape' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3076

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'landscape' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4099

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'landscape' in Nouns Frequency: #1136

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of landscape in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of landscape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of landscape in a Sentence

  1. England Governor Andrew:

    This is a big one that is coming on to the landscape, the whole question of a privacy standard for transactions made in any form of digital currency, and where the public interest lies.

  2. State Minister Alekos Flabouraris:

    They are still my comrades and I urge them to get back to their senses even at the last moment, they should realize that the Left movement is now in power. It's not an opposition party. Now we have to discuss the new landscape.

  3. Alex Frederick:

    Covid-19 has been another challenge among a series of setbacks for China's venture capital landscape.

  4. Rose Dickinson:

    The government's plans pervert the planning process and could make England's landscape a wild west for whatever cowboy wants to start drilling and digging up our countryside.

  5. Richard Daugherty:

    I think it's just right that we in some way, if one can, allow a bit of the landscape to rest, i just think we need to try and heal.

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