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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from *landmark Old English landmearc ( “ boundary ” ), from Proto-West Germanic *landamarku ( “ boundary, landmark ” ). Equivalent to + land . Cognate with mark German Landmarke ( “ landmark ” ), Danish landemærke ( “ landmark ” ), Swedish landmärke ( “ landmark ” ), Norwegian landemerke ( “ landmark ” ) and Faroese landamark ( “ land frontier ” ). Compare also Middle English londes-mark ( “ boundary ” ).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
landmark ( plural ) landmarks
An object that marks the boundary of a piece of land (usually a stone, or a tree).
( historical ) Synonym: merestone A
recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation.
Synonyms: , marker mark 2005 January 22, misc.transport.road (  Usenet): Anyone have any weird landmarks they often remember seeing along roads in the olden days? A
notable location with historical, cultural, or geographical significance.
Synonyms: , monument sight A ( figurative , also attributive ) major event or discovery.
an important landmark in human history
a landmark paper in neurosurgery a landmark ruling/case
2005 January 19, “Bush thanks troops at gala event”, in CNN.com :  He called the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and the recent elections in Afghanistan landmark events in the history of liberty. 2021 May 15, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 0-1 Leicester”, in BBC Sport :  Leicester closed out the win to spark emotional scenes as those inside Wembley rejoiced in a landmark victory.
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landmark ( third-person singular simple present , landmarks present participle , landmarking simple past and past participle ) landmarked
To officially ( US ) designate a site or building as a landmark.
2007 March 25, Jeff Vandam, “Preservationists’ Rallying Cry”, in New York Times :  “Permitted demolition or stripping rarely occurs on landmarked buildings,” she said. Ms. de Bourbon also noted that the city already requires the Buildings Department to hold permits for 40 days for “calendared” properties — those currently under landmarks consideration — so the commission has a chance to designate them.
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