From an alteration (due to Dutch landschap) of earlier landskip, lantschip, from Middle English *landschippe, *landschapp, from Old English landscipe, landsceap (“region, district, tract of land”), equivalent to land + -ship; in some senses from Dutch landschap (“region, district, province, landscape”), from Middle Dutch landscap, lantscap (“region”), from Old Dutch *landskepi, *landskapi (“region”). Cognate with Scots landskape, landskep, landskip (“landscape”), West Frisian lânskip (“landscape”), Low German landschop (“landscape, district”), German Landschaft (“landscape, countryside, scenery”), Swedish landskap (“landscape, scenery, province”), Icelandic landskapur (“countryside”).
landscape (plural landscapes)
- A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
- 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.
- 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories, Project Gutenberg, published 9 September 2004, →ISBN, page 71:
- The mother, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who at one time had been handsome, but now, asthmatic, depressed, vague, and over-feeble for her years, tried to entertain me with conversation about painting. Having heard from her daughter that I might come to Shelkovka, she had hurriedly recalled two or three of my landscapes which she had seen in exhibitions in Moscow, and now asked what I meant to express by them.
- The pictorial aspect of a country.
- (printing) a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides
- A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")
- (figuratively) a situation that is presented, a scenario
- The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years
- (printing mode): portrait
- See also Thesaurus:landscape
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- Create or maintain a landscape.