Definition of landmark in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)ˌmärk/


1An object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location: the spire was once a landmark for ships sailing up the river
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  • Acquire a ten-digit grid location of a landmark easily picked out on imagery such as a road intersection.
  • It paints a very recognisable picture of Swindon, mentioning the train station and other landmarks in the town centre.
  • Gamers familiar with some tracks will easily be able to pick out certain landmarks or other features from their real-life counterparts.
marker, mark, indicator, beacon, cairn
monument, distinctive feature, prominent feature
1.1 historical The boundary of an area of land, or an object marking this.
Example sentences
  • It's a landmark and a county boundary that links East to West.
2An event, discovery, or change marking an important stage or turning point in something: the birth of a child is an important landmark in the lives of all concerned [as modifier]: a landmark decision
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  • In 1960 he helped organize the first Situation exhibition, an important landmark in British abstract art.
  • The National Pension Program is an important landmark in Taiwan's evolution toward a welfare state.
  • Recently the parliamentary elections were held in Uzbekistan which become an important landmark in further democratization of the country.
turning point, milestone, watershed, critical point, benchmark
precedent-setting, normative, consequential, historic

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Syllabification: land·mark

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