landscape

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Landscape painting

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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).

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Landscape layout for printing

landscape (countable and uncountable, plural landscapes)

  1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
  2. A sociological aspect of a physical area.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 2:
      In light of such conceptualisations of the power of linguistic landscapes, we set out to examine the connection between the visual landscape and the spoken landscape in our institution[.]
  3. A picture representing a real or imaginary scene by land or sea, the main subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water, etc.
    • 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories[1], 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.
  4. The pictorial aspect of a country.
  5. (computing, printing, uncountable) a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides
  6. A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")
  7. (figuratively) a situation that is presented, a scenario
    The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years

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landscape (third-person singular simple present landscapes, present participle landscaping, simple past and past participle landscaped)

  1. Create or maintain a landscape.

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