landmark

[land-mahrk]
noun
1.
a prominent or conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide, especially to ships at sea or to travelers on a road; a distinguishing landscape feature marking a site or location: The post office served as a landmark for locating the street to turn down.
2.
something used to mark the boundary of land.
3.
a building or other place that is of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance, often declared as such and given a special status (landmark designation) ordaining its preservation, by some authorizing organization.
4.
a significant or historic event, juncture, achievement, etc.: The court decision stands as a landmark in constitutional law.
verb (used with object)
5.
to declare (a building, site, etc.) a landmark: a movement to landmark New York's older theaters.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landmearc. See land, mark1

unlandmarked, adjective


4. milestone, watershed, benchmark.
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landmark (ˈlændˌmɑːk)
 
n
1.  a prominent or well-known object in or feature of a particular landscape
2.  an important or unique decision, event, fact, discovery, etc
3.  a boundary marker or signpost

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Word Origin & History

landmark
O.E. landmearc, from land (n.) + mearc (see mark). Originally "object set up to mark the boundaries of a kingdom, estate, etc." Modern figurative sense of "event, etc., considered a high point in history" is from 1859.
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Landmark definition


a boundary line indicated by a stone, stake, etc. (Deut. 19:14; 27:17; Prov. 22:28; 23:10; Job 24:2). Landmarks could not be removed without incurring the severe displeasure of God.

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Example sentences
Additionally, there is a need for architecturally significant sites to be visible from afar as a landmark or destination point.
It is not clear that the house would get landmark status, even if considered.
They will not have found a clear answer: such polls may be a landmark on the
  road to peace or a roadblock.
Thus, a seamount might serve as a kind of magnetic landmark for marine
  organisms in what appears to be a featureless deep ocean.
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