landscape

[land-skeyp]
noun
1.
a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
2.
a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
3.
Fine Arts. the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
4.
Obsolete. a panoramic view of scenery; vista.
verb (used with object), landscaped, landscaping.
5.
to improve the appearance of (an area of land, a highway, etc.), as by planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground.
6.
to improve the landscape of.
verb (used without object), landscaped, landscaping.
7.
to do landscape gardening as a profession.

Origin:
1590–1600; 1925–30 for def 6; < Dutch landschap; cognate with Old English landsceap, landscipe; akin to German Landschaft. See land, -ship

relandscape, verb, relandscaped, relandscaping.


1. view, scenery, vista, prospect.
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landscape (ˈlændˌskeɪp)
 
n
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
3.  a.  the genre including such pictures
 b.  (as modifier): landscape painter
4.  the distinctive features of a given area of intellectual activity, regarded as an integrated whole: the landscape of the European imagination
 
adj
5.  printing
 a.  Compare portrait (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater width than height
 b.  (of a page) carrying an illustration or table printed at right angles to the normal text
 
vb
6.  (tr) to improve the natural features of (a garden, park, etc), as by creating contoured features and planting trees
7.  (intr) to work as a landscape gardener
 
[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]

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landscape
c.1600, "painting representing natural scenery," from Du. landschap, from M.Du. landscap "region," from land "land" + -scap "-ship." Originally introduced as a painters' term. O.E. had cognate landscipe. Meaning "tract of land with its distinguishing characteristics" is from 1886. The verb meaning "to
lay out lawns, gardens, etc., plant trees for the sake of beautification" is first recorded 1927, from the noun.
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