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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 landsċipe, landsċeap (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), Danish landskab (landscape, countryside), Swedish landskap (landscape, scenery, province), Icelandic landskapur (countryside).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlan(d)skeɪp/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈlæn(d)skɪp/
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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.
    • 1676, Charles Cotton, chapter II, in The Compleat Angler. Being Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream. Part. II., 5th edition, London: [] Richard Marriott, and Henry Brome [], →OCLC, page 12:
      Piſcat[or]. [...] [T]heſe Hills though high, bleak, and craggy, breed and feed good Beef, and Mutton above ground, and afford good ſtore of Lead within. / Viat[or]. They had need of all thoſe commodities to make amends for the ill Land-ſchape: [...]
    • 1960 January, G. Freeman Allen, “"Condor"—British Railways' fastest freight train”, in Trains Illustrated, page 48:
      Ahead the flanks of the Pennines gleamed faintly in the moonlight, looking as though they themselves were part of some dry and deserted lunar landscape.
  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, 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, translated by Constance Garnett, 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
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landscape (third-person singular simple present landscapes, present participle landscaping, simple past and past participle landscaped)

  1. To create or maintain a landscape.


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