Definition of landmark in English:


Syllabification: land·mark
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, cairnmonument, distinctive feature, prominent feature
  • 1.1 historical The boundary of an area of land, or an object marking this.
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    • 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, benchmarkprecedent-setting, normative, consequential, historic

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