Definition of landmark in English:

landmark

noun

  • 1An object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location.

    ‘the spire was once a landmark for ships sailing up the river’
    • ‘Don't just look for landmarks and terrain features, take their measure, too.’
    • ‘Towering over Potato Market, it has engrained itself into the psyche of the town and has become a recognised landmark.’
    • ‘Yesterday when they went in Robert Green said he was able to recognize a landmark.’
    • ‘Acquire a ten-digit grid location of a landmark easily picked out on imagery such as a road intersection.’
    • ‘The chairperson also remarked she was delighted to be able to plant such a special Easter tree and hoped it would grow big and strong to become a recognised landmark in the town.’
    • ‘While at sea, he sketched the coastlines, reckoned distances between landmarks, and carefully observed the winds and the tides.’
    • ‘I recognize familiar landmarks along my way, little stores, bits of graffiti, the gate with all the metal horseheads on it.’
    • ‘Mr Dodds' theory is based on a map, clearly showing the town's landmarks, which was supposedly drawn up in 1974.’
    • ‘The clock was always there and was a terrific landmark for the town.’
    • ‘‘It can be a landmark they recognize or a beach they were on,’ Rosenthal said.’
    • ‘Gamers familiar with some tracks will easily be able to pick out certain landmarks or other features from their real-life counterparts.’
    • ‘Just over the Yorkshire border, Stoodley Pike is a prominent landmark overlooking the textile towns of Calderdale.’
    • ‘It paints a very recognisable picture of Swindon, mentioning the train station and other landmarks in the town centre.’
    • ‘It would be a shame to lose it - it is the landmark of the town centre.’
    • ‘Daniel has photographed participants in the projects and their families at familiar landmarks around the town.’
    • ‘Other episodes use spectacular photography to show Australia's tropical rainforests, swamps, wildlife, deserts, seas and natural landmarks.’
    • ‘Survey work on one of Old Town's most familiar landmarks has been carried out this week.’
    • ‘Each evening they present a slide show of the next day's features so you can recognise the landmarks on the journey through.’
    • ‘He looked around, recognizing the familiar landmarks and geography of Pommer Inn.’
    • ‘The depiction of Tralee past and present incorporates a streets scene and a map of the town identifying major landmarks.’
    marker, mark, indicator, guiding light, leading light, signal, beacon, lodestar, sign
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    1. 1.1historical The boundary of an area of land, or an object marking this.
      • ‘It's a landmark and a county boundary that links East to West.’
      boundary marker, demarcator, boundary line, boundary fence, pale, picket
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  • 2An event, discovery, or change marking an important stage or turning point in something.

    ‘the birth of a child is an important landmark in the lives of all concerned’
    [as modifier] ‘a landmark decision’
    • ‘For all those included in the anthology, it is an important landmark in their careers as writers.’
    • ‘The initial event was considered a landmark in the country's independence struggle.’
    • ‘The Waldheim affair was a major landmark in the way Austrians considered their past.’
    • ‘This shift in the Southeast Asian perception of China is an important landmark in China-Southeast Asian relations.’
    • ‘The 400,000-strong demo in London organised by the Stop the War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain was a landmark in British politics.’
    • ‘It was a landmark in protests in Britain and throughout the world, and was the beginning of Britain being seen as one of the centres of the anti-war movement internationally.’
    • ‘In 1960 he helped organize the first Situation exhibition, an important landmark in British abstract art.’
    • ‘But equally important to the landmark leaps of knowledge is the continuous assessment of current knowledge.’
    • ‘The 1812 Patriotic War was an important landmark in the evolution of military engineering.’
    • ‘The National Pension Program is an important landmark in Taiwan's evolution toward a welfare state.’
    • ‘The launching of the convertibility regime was a landmark in the 1990s in Argentina.’
    • ‘The decision has been hailed by union leaders as a landmark in granting constitutional rights for trade union activity in a number of other employment sectors.’
    • ‘The mobile phone is an important landmark in the field of communication, but it is often misused by the people.’
    • ‘But I know that it will be an important landmark in film history, whether it all comes together or not.’
    • ‘WTO accession is an important landmark in Taiwan's industrial transformation, as well as in cross-strait trade.’
    • ‘The Human Genome project is due to be completed this year - an important landmark in our human history.’
    • ‘The landmark decision sets an important legal precedent and will send shivers down the spine of wealthy entrepreneurs whose marriages are under threat.’
    • ‘Historians consider the Louisiana Purchase to be a landmark event or turning point in American history.’
    • ‘It's a terrific theatrical experience and remains a landmark in modern Handel productions.’
    • ‘Recently the parliamentary elections were held in Uzbekistan which become an important landmark in further democratization of the country.’
    turning point, milestone, watershed, critical point, historic event, major achievement
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Pronunciation:

landmark

/ˈlan(d)ˌmärk/