Definitions for: Landscape


[n] a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
[n] painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
[n] an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
[v] do landscape gardening
[v] embellish with plants



Webster (1913) Definition: Land"scape, n. [Formerly written also landskip.]
[D. landschap; land land + -schap, equiv. to E. -schip; akin
to G. landschaft, Sw. landskap, Dan. landskab. See Land,
and -schip.]
1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can
comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it
contains.

2. 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.

3. The pictorial aspect of a country.

The landscape of his native country had taken hold
on his heart. --Macaulay.

Landscape gardening, The art of laying out grounds and
arranging trees, shrubbery, etc., in such a manner as to
produce a picturesque effect.

Synonyms: landscape painting

See Also: adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, garden, genre, grace, ornament, painting, picture, scenery

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