Definitions of landmark

  1. the position of a prominent or well- known object in a particular landscape; " the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"
  2. an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures ( as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
  3. a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
  4. an event marking a unique or important historical change or one on which important developments depend
  5. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; " the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
  6. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any , mark or fixed object ( as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a heap of stones) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of territory may be known and preserved.
  7. Any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple.
  8. An object that marks the boundary of a tract of land; a familiar object that serves as a guide to a locality.
  9. Anything serving to mark the boundaries of land: any object on land that serves as a guide to seamen.
  10. Mark of the boundary of land; any object on land serving as a guide for travellers or seamen.
  11. A boundary mark; an object on land serving as a guide to seamen.
  12. Landowner.
  13. A mark to designate the boundary of land, or of an epoch; an object on land that serves as a guide to seamen.
  14. Any fixed object to designate the boundary of land, or the limits of a farm or town; any prominent object on land which serves as a guide to seamen.

Usage examples for landmark

  1. On April 7 we reached a landmark for which Mikouline had been searching in some anxiety, the Bolshaya- Reka or Big River. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  2. We had been unable to distinguish any landmark before the storm burst in all its fury upon us, and the rain poured in torrents. – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  3. Another was a well- known building or landmark of old New York, while others portraits of famous Dutch painters or authors, each one with an appropriate inscription either in Dutch or English. – Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer by Rena I. Halsey
  4. Every landmark was known- the course of every stream; each tree, by the direction in which it threw its boughs and by the mosses at the foot of its trunk, told the points of the compass. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  5. The need for former protection of the kind is still preserved in a landmark in the parish, " the Hawk," or as the local pronunciation has it, " Howk." – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  6. Learning this supreme truth of life through outward experiences as well as through inner revelation is a victory of the will that may even make itself an epoch, a landmark in spiritual progress. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  7. Let it suffice us to accept this poem as the landmark of our first stage, and pause to look back from it on what lies behind us of partial or of perfect work. – A Study of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  8. She hastily turned back into Lincoln's Inn Fields, and looked for her landmark the light in the three tall windows. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. A man, increasing in length like a telescope gradually reaching its end for observation, and coming to the height of a landmark as if raised by ropes, was rising from the ground beside him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Besides, I wanted to keep away from the Landmark Building. – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  11. The Stones themselves stood on the hill, against the sky, gaunt, grey, menacing, a landmark for all the country- side. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  12. But every year the shabby stream of progress rises and engulfs one relic or another, carrying off many and many a landmark and memory. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  13. The thrilling of the frogs grew louder, and shortly she was at the old lightning oak that served her for a landmark – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  14. They were standing on a pretty high hill and could see over a vast scope of country, but Mick told them that a certain landmark near the head station was not even in sight, and that the run stretched on beyond that again for miles and miles. – In the Musgrave Ranges by Jim Bushman
  15. But peace did not remain long in Eric's heart; each well- remembered landmark filled his soul with recollections of the days when he had returned from school, oh! – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  16. Why do they call it the Landmark – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  17. Your achievements constitute indeed a landmark in the history of the Faith in that land. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  18. When these brave bands having achieved the rescue of their native soil, came in sight of this its ancient landmark the burden of an hundred songs, they knelt, and shouted the Rhine! – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  19. Patients look forward with interest to these periods, provided that in the intervals they are allowed a certain amount of starch; and each one of them seems a landmark on the road to recovery. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  20. Billy watched them shuffle into the hotel, then he looked up and down Main Street, studying every old landmark and battered hitching post. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds