- The definition of landscape is the features of a given area of land, especially when the area of land has been improved by carefully designed planting and arrangement.
- An example of landscape is a green and hilly forest, which has a lush landscape.
- An example of landscape is the plans, shrubs and bushes that have been planted to make a house look nicer.
- To landscape is defined as to improve the appearance of land by using carefully designed gardens, bushes or other materials.
An example of landscape is when you plant flowers and bushes in your yard.
A beautifully landscaped garden.
- a picture representing a section of natural, inland scenery, as of prairie, woodland, mountains, etc.
- the branch of painting, photography, etc. dealing with such pictures
- an expanse of natural scenery considered in terms of its visual effect
Origin of landscape17th-c. art borrowing (cf. easel, lay figure) ; from Dutch landschap ; from land, land + -schap, -ship: earlier also landskip, akin to Old English landscipe, German landschaft
transitive verblandscaped, landscaping
- An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view: a desert landscape.
- A picture depicting an expanse of scenery.
- The branch of art dealing with the representation of natural scenery.
- The aspect of the land characteristic of a particular region: a bleak New England winter landscape.
- Grounds that have been landscaped: liked the house especially for its landscape.
- An extensive mental view; an interior prospect: “They occupy the whole landscape of my thought” (James Thurber).
- The orientation of a page such that the shorter side runs from top to bottom.
verbland·scaped, land·scap·ing, land·scapes
Origin of landscapeDutch landschap, from Middle Dutch landscap, region : land, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots + -scap, state, condition (collective suff.).
- A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
- 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.
- The pictorial aspect of a country.
- (printing) a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides
- A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")
- (figuratively) a situation that is presented, a scenario
- The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years
(third-person singular simple present landscapes, present participle landscaping, simple past and past participle landscaped)
- Create or maintain a landscape.
From an alteration (due to Dutch landschap) of earlier landskip, lantschip, from Middle English *landschippe, *landschapp, from Old English landscipe, landsceap (“region, district, tract of land”), equivalent to land + -ship; in some senses from Dutch landschap (“region, district, province, landscape”), from Middle Dutch landscap, lantscap (“region”), from Old Dutch *landskepi, *landskapi (“region”). Cognate with Scots landskape, landskep, landskip (“landscape”), West Frisian lânskip (“landscape”), Low German landschop (“landscape, district”), German Landschaft (“landscape, countryside, scenery”), Swedish landskap (“landscape, scenery, province”), Icelandic landskapur (“countryside”).