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Meaning of landmark by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    From land + mark .


    landmark ( plural: landmarks )

    1. a recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation
    2. a notable building or place with historical, cultural, or geographical significance
    3. a major or important item, denoting a change of direction or marking a beginning or an end


    landmark ( third-person singular simple present landmarks present participle landmarking, simple past and past participle landmarked )

    1. ( US ) To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.

    land mark

    By Wiktionary ( 2008/05/22 16:17 UTC Version )


    land mark ( plural: land marks )

    1. Alternative spelling of landmark .

Explanation of landmark by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures ( as in surgery ) or as point from which measurements can be taken

    2. a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

    3. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

    4. the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape

    5. the church steeple provided a convenient landmark

    Definition of landmark by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Landmark n. [AS. landmearc. See Land, and Mark a sign.]
      1. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any mark or fixed object ( as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a heap of stones ) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of territory may be known and preserved.

      2. Any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple.

      3. A structure that has special significance, such as a building with historical associations; especially, a building that is protected from destruction or alteration by special laws intended to preserve structures of historical significance; as, “a landmark preservation law”.

      4. An event or accomplishment of great significance; as, “Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark of the civil rights movement”. Also used attributively, as a landmark court decision.

      Landmarks of history, important events by which eras or conditions are determined.