Landscape meaning

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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.

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The orientation of a page such that the shorter side runs from top to bottom.
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A picture depicting an expanse of scenery.
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A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")
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An extensive mental view; an interior prospect.
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A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
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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.
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To arrange grounds aesthetically or maintain grounds as a profession.
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To change the natural features of (a plot of ground) so as to make it more attractive, as by adding a lawn, trees, bushes, etc.
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To work as a landscape architect or gardener.
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An orientation that is short and wide. Computer monitors and TVs migrated to a wide-screen landscape orientation from the earlier, more square CRT screens of the past. See portrait and aspect ratio.
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The pictorial aspect of a country.
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(printing) A mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides.
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(figuratively) A situation that is presented, a scenario.

The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years.

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Create or maintain a landscape.
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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.

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A picture representing a section of natural, inland scenery, as of prairie, woodland, mountains, etc.
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An expanse of natural scenery considered in terms of its visual effect.
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The conditions prevailing in a particular time, place, institution, etc.

The political landscape of postwar Britain.

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The branch of painting, photography, etc. dealing with such pictures.
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An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view.

A desert landscape.

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The branch of art dealing with the representation of natural scenery.
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The aspect of the land characteristic of a particular region.

A bleak New England winter landscape.

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Grounds that have been landscaped.

Liked the house especially for its landscape.

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To adorn or improve (a section of ground) by contouring and by planting flowers, shrubs, or trees.
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Origin of landscape

  • Dutch landschap from Middle Dutch landscap region land land lendh- in Indo-European roots -scap state, condition (collective suff.)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary