- 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
- the conditions prevailing in a particular time, place, institution, etc.: the political landscape of postwar Britain
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 verb-·scaped·, -·scap·ing