Meaning of “landscape” in the English Dictionary

"landscape" in British English

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landscapenoun

us uk /ˈlænd.skeɪp/

B1 [ C ] a large area of countryside, especially in relation to its appearance:

a rural/barren landscape
The landscape is dotted with the tents of campers and hikers.
The cathedral dominates the landscape for miles around.

[ C or U ] a view or picture of the countryside, or the art of making such pictures:

a watercolour landscape
J.M.W. Turner is one of the best-known British landscape painters.

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  • The garden has been designed to harmonize with the natural landscape.
  • Here and there the rusted hulk of an abandoned car dots the landscape.
  • As we journeyed south, the landscape became drier and rockier.
  • The landscape was sheathed in ice.
  • The art students were told to sketch the landscape.

landscapeverb [ T ]

us uk /ˈlænd.skeɪp/

landscapeadjective

us uk /ˈlænd.skeɪp/

(Definition of “landscape” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"landscape" in American English

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landscape noun [ C ] (COUNTRYSIDE)

us /ˈlændˌskeɪp/ a large area of countryside, usually one without many buildings or other things that are not natural

us /ˈlændˌskeɪp/ A landscape is also a view or picture of the countryside:

She collects early twentieth century landscapes.

landscape noun [ C ] (AREA FEATURES)

earth science /ˈlændˌskeɪp/ the shape of the land and related features in a particular area:

a desert landscape

landscapeverb [ T ]

us /ˈlændˌskeɪp/

landscape verb [ T ] (CHANGE APPEARANCE)

to change the appearance of an area of land, esp. by planting trees, flowers, and other plants:

The park was beautifully landscaped.

(Definition of “landscape” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"landscape" in Business English

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landscapeadjective

uk /ˈlændskeɪp/ us IT

used to describe a computer document that is to be printed with the longer side of the paper at the top and bottom:

PC monitors display Web pages in landscape format while printers are set by default to print in portrait.
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(Definition of “landscape” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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