landscape

Definitions

  • Two figures walk through a snowy landscape
    Two figures walk through a snowy landscape
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v landscape do landscape gardening "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
    • v landscape embellish with plants "Let's landscape the yard"
    • n landscape a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
    • n landscape painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
    • n landscape an extensive mental viewpoint "the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration","we changed the landscape for solving the problem of payroll inequity"
    • n landscape an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Extensive landscaped gardens with a lake and statuary Extensive landscaped gardens with a lake and statuary
A landscape scene A landscape scene
A rural landscape, with a few houses and farms scattered around A rural landscape, with a few houses and farms scattered around
Landscape Photo. No. 1 Landscape Photo. No. 1
Landscape Photo. No. 2 Landscape Photo. No. 2

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Vermont it is illegal to paint landscapes in times of war.
    • Landscape 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. Compare seascape.
    • Landscape A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
    • Landscape The pictorial aspect of a country. "The landscape of his native country had taken hold on his heart."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The genre of art known as Cubism derived its name from a belittling remark made by Matisse in reference to a Graque painting. Matisse said that the landscape looked as though it were wholly made up of little cubes.
    • n landscape A view or prospect of rural scenery, more or less extensive, such as is comprehended within the scope or range of vision from a single point of view. See also landskip.
    • n landscape A picture representing a view or prospect of rural or natural inland scenery as it appears within the range of vision from a single point of view; also, such pictures collectively, as distinguished especially from marine and architectural pictures and from portraits.
    • n landscape A compendious view or manifestation; an epitome; a compend. (Compare quotation from Bishop Hacket under landskip.)
    • n landscape Synonyms Prospect, Scene, etc. See view, n.
    • landscape To represent or delineate in landscape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Landscape land′-skāp the appearance of that portion of land which the eye can at once view; the aspect of a country, or a picture representing it
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Quotations

  • Leonard Cohen
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    “The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.”
  • Le Roi Jones
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    “The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
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    “Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.”
  • Mervyn Peake
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    “Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. landschap,; land, land + -schap, equiv. to E. -schip,; akin to G. landschaft, Sw. landskap, Dan. landskab,. See Land and -schip
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. landschap, from land and -schap, a suffix=-ship.

Usage

In literature:

In the deathly stillness of the Goyaz landscape those whistles could be heard a long way off.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Everywhere the rocks were creeping with a slow inexorable movement, the landscape expanding around us.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Under the Bodhi tree in a forest landscape SIDDHATTHA sits.
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
To me every day brought something new, either in the incidents of the "voyage" or the features of the landscape.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The wildness of the surrounding landscape was most remarkable.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
And because the region through which it flows is one of very slight rainfall, all the landscape outlines are bold and sharply angular.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
This, then, being the state of things respecting art in general, let us next trace the career of landscape through these centuries.
"Lectures on Architecture and Painting" by John Ruskin
Maturity casts its prim and clear-cut shadow backwards upon the vague and glittering landscape of youth.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
The Marquis was the most vivid feature of the landscape in and about Medora.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
The village church is a pleasant object in the landscape.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
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In poetry:

The solitude Thou hoverest nigh
Is peopled all with bliss:
The sandy waste, when Thou art by,
A verdant landscape is.
"God ever Present" by John Bowring
And, gladdening all the landscape, fair
As Pison was to Eden's pair,
Our river to its valley brings
The blessing of its mountain springs.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Like this deep quiet that, awhile,
Lingers the lovely landscape o'er,
Shall be the peace whose holy smile
Welcomes him to a happier shore.
"A Summer Ramble" by William Cullen Bryant
What voiced in landscape, God's vast peace
Just there, from depths of shade,
The woodland's dreamy heart profound,
"Adam!" it called and said:
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
And with the light that swiftly changes,
The landscape never stays the same.
One moment clad in sooty shadows,
The next-the woods are all aflame.
"When It Clears Up" by Boris Pasternak
The distant landscape draws not nigh
For all our gazing; but the soul,
That upward looks, may still descry
Nearer, each day, the brightening goal.
"Fourth Sunday In Advent" by John Keble

In news:

Its landscape seal of approval will go to landscapers who pass an accreditation test and agree to follow the group's standards, patterned after a successful program on the East Coast.
As the New York landscape architect Alec Gunn observed, the chairs are suited for only one thing: doing nothing.
As the New York landscape architect Alec Gunn observed, it's well suited for only one thing: doing nothing.
Chaparral , New Mexico- Americans awoke this morning to a changed political landscape.
Playing a relatively unknown school on the New Mexico high school soccer landscape, the Farmington Scorpions were unable to repeat as 4A state champions.
Surveying a landscape of cognition--and controversy.
Chianti 's Renaissance Landscapes.
From the river, the Chattanooga Aquarium cuts a striking landscape.
Landscape painter Tim Lawson re-created the view from the Truman balcony for a holiday card that the Bushes sent to friends and dignitaries around the world.
The landscape bucolic and serene.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Sansevierias are among the easiest of plants for novice gardeners and interior landscapes.
The landscape of the cognac region of France is pastoral, with stone farmhouses along the fields.
"Thanks to my incredible band mates, we've been able to create a landscape that presents lyrics in a way that doesn't mask them," Low Branches singer Christina Gleixner says.
Mitchell Evans, of Mitchell's Landscaping in Smithville, stays bundled up as he plows snow in the iBERIABANK parking lot in Walnut Ridge on Thursday.
A survey of the legal and regulatory landscape reveals just how perilous it's become to make any sort of health claim in the food industry.
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In science:

The physics of systems with quenched disorder is related to the energy landscape.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
Thus the detailed statistics of the landscape is important.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
The scenarios are linked to the structure of the energy landscape.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
In the limit Lζ ≪ Lz there are many independent ’valleys’ in the energy landscape for directed surfaces.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
Consider now the energy landscape for small h.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
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