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1. An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view: a desert landscape.
2. A picture depicting an expanse of scenery.
3. The branch of art dealing with the representation of natural scenery.
4. The aspect of the land characteristic of a particular region: a bleak New England winter landscape.
5. Grounds that have been landscaped: liked the house especially for its landscape.
6. An extensive mental view; an interior prospect: "They occupy the whole landscape of my thought" (James Thurber).
7. The orientation of a page such that the shorter side runs from top to bottom.
v. land·scaped, land·scap·ing, land·scapes
To adorn or improve (a section of ground) by contouring and by planting flowers, shrubs, or trees.
To arrange grounds aesthetically or maintain grounds as a profession.

[Dutch landschap, from Middle Dutch landscap, region : land, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots + -scap, state, condition (collective suff.).]

land′scap′er n.


1. (Physical Geography) an extensive area of land regarded as being visually distinct: ugly slagheaps dominated the landscape.
2. (Art Terms) a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery
3. (Art Terms)
a. the genre including such pictures
b. (as modifier): landscape painter.
4. the distinctive features of a given area of intellectual activity, regarded as an integrated whole: the landscape of the European imagination.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater width than height. Compare portrait3
b. (of a page) carrying an illustration or table printed at right angles to the normal text
5. (Horticulture) (tr) to improve the natural features of (a garden, park, etc), as by creating contoured features and planting trees
6. (Horticulture) (intr) to work as a landscape gardener
[C16 landskip (originally a term in painting), from Middle Dutch lantscap region; related to Old English landscipe tract of land, Old High German lantscaf region]



n., v. -scaped, -scap•ing,
adj. n.
1. a section or expanse of natural scenery, usu. extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
2. a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
3. the art of depicting such scenery.
4. a sphere of activity; arena; scene.
5. to improve the appearance of (an area of land, a highway, etc.), as by planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground.
6. to do landscape gardening or landscape architecture as a profession.
7. pertaining to, designating, or producing horizontal, sideways orientation of computer output, with lines of data parallel to the two longer sides of a page (contrasted with portrait).
[1595–1605; < Dutch landschap, c. Old English landsceap, landscipe tract of land. See land, -ship]
land′scap`er, n.


1. 'scene'

The noun scene has several meanings.

It can refer to a part of a play, film, or novel.

Do you know the balcony scene from 'Romeo and Juliet'?
It was like a scene from a Victorian novel.

The scene of an accident or crime is the place where it happened.

They were only a few miles from the scene of the crime.

You can describe something as a scene of a particular kind when you are giving your impression of the things that are happening there at a particular time.

I entered the room to be greeted by a scene of domestic tranquillity.
The sun rose over a scene of terrible destruction.
2. 'sight'

You use sight to give your impression of the appearance of a particular thing or person.

A volcano erupting is a spectacular sight.
With his ragged clothes and thin face, he was a pitiful sight.

You can use the plural form sights to refer to the interesting things that there are to see in a particular place.

Did you have time to see the sights while you were in Moscow?
A guide offered to show us the sights.

There are some other nouns that are commonly used to refer to things that people see:

3. 'view'

View is used to refer to what you can see from a window or high place.

Her bedroom window looked out on to a superb view of London.
From the top of the hill there is a fine view.
4. 'landscape'

The landscape is what you can see around you when you are travelling through an area of land. You can use this word whether the area is attractive or not.

The landscape around here is very flat.
The train passed through the industrial landscape of eastern Massachusetts.
5. 'scenery'

Scenery refers to what you see around you in an attractive part of the countryside.

We stopped on the way to admire the scenery.
I think Scotland has the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Be Careful!
Scenery is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'sceneries' or 'a scenery'.


Past participle: landscaped
Gerund: landscaping

I landscape
you landscape
he/she/it landscapes
we landscape
you landscape
they landscape
I landscaped
you landscaped
he/she/it landscaped
we landscaped
you landscaped
they landscaped
Present Continuous
I am landscaping
you are landscaping
he/she/it is landscaping
we are landscaping
you are landscaping
they are landscaping
Present Perfect
I have landscaped
you have landscaped
he/she/it has landscaped
we have landscaped
you have landscaped
they have landscaped
Past Continuous
I was landscaping
you were landscaping
he/she/it was landscaping
we were landscaping
you were landscaping
they were landscaping
Past Perfect
I had landscaped
you had landscaped
he/she/it had landscaped
we had landscaped
you had landscaped
they had landscaped
I will landscape
you will landscape
he/she/it will landscape
we will landscape
you will landscape
they will landscape
Future Perfect
I will have landscaped
you will have landscaped
he/she/it will have landscaped
we will have landscaped
you will have landscaped
they will have landscaped
Future Continuous
I will be landscaping
you will be landscaping
he/she/it will be landscaping
we will be landscaping
you will be landscaping
they will be landscaping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been landscaping
you have been landscaping
he/she/it has been landscaping
we have been landscaping
you have been landscaping
they have been landscaping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been landscaping
you will have been landscaping
he/she/it will have been landscaping
we will have been landscaping
you will have been landscaping
they will have been landscaping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been landscaping
you had been landscaping
he/she/it had been landscaping
we had been landscaping
you had been landscaping
they had been landscaping
I would landscape
you would landscape
he/she/it would landscape
we would landscape
you would landscape
they would landscape
Past Conditional
I would have landscaped
you would have landscaped
he/she/it would have landscaped
we would have landscaped
you would have landscaped
they would have landscaped


A painting whose main subject is pure landscape without human figures; rare in western art before the seventeenth century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landscape - an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single viewlandscape - an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
scenery - the appearance of a place
2.landscape - painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
3.landscape - a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenerylandscape - a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
4.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"
point of view, standpoint, viewpoint, stand - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
Verb1.landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"
gardening, horticulture - the cultivation of plants
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
landscape - do landscape gardening; "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
2.landscape - do landscape gardening; "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
gardening, horticulture - the cultivation of plants
garden - work in the garden; "My hobby is gardening"
landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"


noun scenery, country, view, land, scene, prospect, countryside, outlook, terrain, panorama, vista Arizona's desert landscape
لوحَةٌ تُظْهِرُ منظرا طبيعيَّامَشْهَد طَبيعيمَنْظَرٌ طَبِيعِيٌّيُرتبُ منظرَ الحديقَه
krajinaupravit parkově
kertépítõ mérnökkel megterveztettájkép
hanna og fegralandslaglandslagsmynd
gamtovaizdiskraštovaizdslandšafto specialistasparkų planavimaspeizažas
krajinkaupraviť ako park
manzaramanzara resmipeyzajdüzenlemekgüzelleştirmek
phong cảnh


A. N
1. (= scenery) → paisaje m
2. (Art) → paisaje m
3. (fig) → panorama m
the political landscapeel panorama político
the entire landscape of broadcasting has changeden el mundo de la radio- y tele-difusión el panorama ha cambiado por completo
B. VT [+ terrain, grounds] → ajardinar; [+ park, garden] → diseñar
C. CPD landscape architect Narquitecto/a m/f paisajista
landscape architecture Narquitectura f paisajista
landscape format N (Typ, Comput, Phot) → formato m apaisado
in landscape formaten formato apaisado
landscape gardener Njardinero/a m/f paisajista
landscape gardening Njardinería f paisajista
landscape painter Npaisajista mf
landscape painting N (= picture) → paisaje m


(= countryside) → paysage m
(= picture) → paysage m
vt [+ garden, park] → aménager; [+ industrial feature, areas] → paysager
to be landscaped [industrial feature] → être aménagé(e), être paysagé(e)landscape architect narchitecte mf paysagiste


1. npaesaggio


(ˈlӕndskeip) noun
1. the area of land that a person can look at all at the same time. He stood on the hill surveying the landscape.
2. a picture showing a view of the countryside. He paints landscapes.
to do landscape gardening on. We are having our back garden landscaped.
landscape gardening
the art of planning and laying out gardens, parks etc.
landscape gardener noun


مَنْظَرٌ طَبِيعِيٌّ krajina landskab Landschaft τοπίο paisaje maisema paysage krajolik paesaggio 風景 경관 landschap landskap krajobraz paisagem ландшафт landskap ภูมิประเทศ manzara phong cảnh 风景
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Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
Homer Firth, the landscape man," he chanted, "wants permission to use blue flint on the new road, with turf gutters, and to plant silver firs each side.
As Christie and Jessie Carr looked from the windows of the coach, whose dust-clogged wheels were slowly dragging them, as if reluctant, nearer the last stage of their journey to Devil's Ford, they were conscious of a change in the landscape, which they could not entirely charge upon their changed feelings.
Hepzibah brought out Some old silver spoons with the family crest upon them, and a china tea-set painted over with grotesque figures of man, bird, and beast, in as grotesque a landscape.
He desires to paint you the dreamiest, shadiest, quietest, most enchanting bit of romantic landscape in all the valley of the Saco.
For as in landscape gardening, a spire, cupola, monument, or tower of some sort, is deemed almost indispensable to the completion of the scene; so no face can be physiognomically in keeping without the elevated open-work belfry of the nose.
Every minute, as the train sped on, the colors of things became dingier; the fields were grown parched and yellow, the landscape hideous and bare.
and bushes, the huts of his servitude, the whole scene of his degradation, seemed to whirl by him as the landscape by the rushing ear.
There is in fact a sort of harmony discoverable between the capabilities of the landscape within a circle of ten miles' radius, or the limits of an afternoon walk, and the threescore years and ten of human life.
When I came to again, I was sitting under an oak tree, on the grass, with a whole beautiful and broad country landscape all to myself -- nearly.
A gigantic eruption, like that of Krakatoa a few years ago, with the accompanying earthquakes, tidal waves, and clouds of volcanic dust, changes the face of the surrounding landscape beyond recognition, bringing down the high lands, elevating the low, making fair lakes where deserts had been, and deserts where green prairies had smiled before.
Their glance was eager and full of interest, yet never satisfied; their steadfast gaze was brilliant and mysterious, and had the effect of looking directly through the obvious to something beyond, in the object, in the landscape, in you.

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