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landscape (ˈlændˌskeɪp Pronunciation for landscape



  1. an extensive area of land regarded as being visually distinct   ⇒ ugly slagheaps dominated the landscape
  2. a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery
    1. the genre including such pictures
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ landscape painter
  3. the distinctive features of a given area of intellectual activity, regarded as an integrated whole   ⇒ the landscape of the European imagination


  1. (printing)
    1. (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater width than height Compare portrait (sense 3)
    2. (of a page) carrying an illustration or table printed at right angles to the normal text


  1. (transitive) to improve the natural features of (a garden, park, etc), as by creating contoured features and planting trees
  2. (intransitive) to work as a landscape gardener

Word Origin

C16 landskip (originally a term in painting), from Middle Dutch lantscap region; related to Old English landscipe tract of land, Old High German lantscaf region

Translations for 'landscape'

  • British English: landscapePronunciation for landscape The landscape is everything that you can see when you look across an area of land, including hills, rivers, buildings, and trees....the beautiful landscape.ˈlændˌskeɪp NOUN
  • Arabic: مَنْظَرٌ طَبِيعِيٌّPronunciation for مَنْظَرٌ طَبِيعِيٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: paisagemPronunciation for paisagem
  • Chinese: 风景Pronunciation for 风景
  • Croatian: krajolikPronunciation for krajolik
  • Czech: krajinaPronunciation for krajina
  • Danish: landskabPronunciation for landskab
  • Dutch: landschapPronunciation for landschap
  • European Spanish: paisajePronunciation for paisaje
  • Finnish: maisemaPronunciation for maisema
  • French: paysagePronunciation for paysage
  • German: LandschaftPronunciation for Landschaft
  • Greek: τοπίοPronunciation for τοπίο
  • Italian: paesaggioPronunciation for paesaggio
  • Japanese: 風景Pronunciation for 風景
  • Korean: 경관Pronunciation for 경관경치
  • Norwegian: landskapPronunciation for landskap
  • Polish: krajobrazPronunciation for krajobraz
  • Portuguese: paisagemPronunciation for paisagem
  • Romanian: peisaj peisaje
  • Russian: ландшафтPronunciation for ландшафт
  • Spanish: paisajePronunciation for paisaje
  • Swedish: landskapPronunciation for landskap
  • Thai: ภูมิประเทศPronunciation for ภูมิประเทศ
  • Turkish: manzaraPronunciation for manzara
  • Ukrainian: ландшафт
  • Vietnamese: phong cảnhPronunciation for phong cảnh

Example Sentences Including 'landscape'

By the 1860s landscape came to be imbued with political, moral and social meanings.
Country Life (2004)
Critics complained the site had been neglected and an initial attempt to landscape the park failed because of a severe winter.
Irish Times (2002)
Even the most old-fashioned dads pick up on some aspect of their teenage kids ' cultural landscape.
Irish Times (2002)
He moved across the room to stare at an undistinguished oil landscape on the far wall.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)
It was a familiar landscape I hardly registered even in the dark.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
No other landscape in Australia records such an epic encounter between the spirits.
James Cowan ABORIGINE DREAMING: Introduction to the Wisdom and Thought of the Aboriginal Traditions of Australia (2002)
She trained at Kew Gardens before moving to Scotland to set up her own landscape , design and construction business with her brother.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
There was a thick net curtain nailed across it, through which he could discern empty, rolling landscape.
Kippax, Frank The Scar
Zaha's resolution for an unremarkable transport interchange was to create a powerful synthesis of structure and landscape.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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