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Definitions of landscape

  1.   an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  2.   A portion of country which the eye can comprehend in a single view; a picture exhibiting the scenery of a landscape. Landscape gardening, the art of laying out grounds, and arranging trees, shrubbery, & c., so as to produce the most pleasing effect. Landscape painter, a painter of landscapes.
  3.   do landscape gardening
  4.   The shape or appearance of that portion of land which the eye can at once view: the aspect of a country, or a picture representing it.
  5.   A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc.
  6.   Such a portion of country as the eye can view at a single glance; a picture representing rural scenery.
  7.   The general appearance of a country as seen from one point of view; a picture representing a scene from nature.
  8.   A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
  9.   do landscape gardening; " My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
  10.   The pictorial aspect of a country.
  11.   A stretch of country as seen from a single point, or a picture representing it.
  12.   a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
  13.   painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
  14.   embellish with plants; " Let's landscape the yard"
  15.   an extensive mental viewpoint; " the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration"; " we changed the landscape for solving the proble of payroll inequity"
  16.   Aspect of a country; picture representing it.

Quotes of landscape

  1. Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  2. In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape – Gerald Brenan
  3. Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape – Gary Burton
  4. We are the children of our landscape it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it. – Lawrence Durrell
  5. An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place. – Tony Hillerman
  6. Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course. – John Hurt
  7. In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back. – Thomas Keneally
  8. All gardening is landscape painting. – William Kent
  9. Life is like a landscape You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. – Charles Lindbergh
  10. For me nature is not landscape but the dynamism of visual forces. – Bridget Riley
  11. I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape We were outdoors all the time and we played outside. – Mark Ruffalo
  12. It takes me a long time to get with a landscape It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven't written about Oregon yet, although I've been there 20 years- possibly I'm almost due. – Robert Sheckley
  13. Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp. – George Takei
  14. The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty. – Fritz Todt
  15. The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background. – Edith Wharton

Usage examples for landscape

  1. “ Ledscha again gazed over the calm landscape but in the wild tumult of her heart she no longer distinguished the details upon which her eyes rested. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. She would have said landscape to Cook. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  3. “ Elizabeth was still sitting on the door- step, and though she knew by a side view that one had given place to the other, she did not seem to know it and sat looking straight before her at the sunny landscape – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  4. It was the limit of their world, the horizon of their landscape the boundary. ” – The Old Front Line by John Masefield
  5. She was silent a moment, and turned away her head, surveying the landscape that fell away for miles beyond. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. Far out on the horizon there is one streak of warm violet where some low hills appear- a simple enough landscape with not many features, but with the charm that belongs to scenes at sea or in the desert, where there are but two elements to hold the thoughts. ” – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  7. Over all the deep blue of the heavens dropped a shining sheen to cover the already beautiful landscape – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  8. How changed are some features of the landscape within the few past years, and how wonderful the alteration made by man on the face of Nature! ” – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  9. We never tire of watching it, thinking that it could not be spared from the landscape – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  10. The view from the summit embraced an extensive landscape – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  11. Swiftly he swept the landscape for a spot to camp. ” – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  12. One great peculiarity of the Oregon landscape as distinguished from an English rather than a New England scene, is in the number of white farmhouses that catch the eye. ” – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  13. The love of natural beauty was beginning to move the hearts of men, and it found expression at once in an entirely new school of landscape painting, and in a more romantic and natural form of poetry. ” – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  14. Griff was always delightful, and he was especially so on that vacation, when every one was in high spirits; so that the journey is, as I look back on it, like a spot of brilliant sunshine in the distant landscape – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. My grasp is not wide enough for such a landscape – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. Our Parson made a dull sermon, and so home to dinner; and, after dinner, my wife and I out by coach, and Balty with us, to Loton, the landscape drawer, a Dutchman, living in St. James's Market, but there saw no good pictures. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  17. “ I suppose you know that you have a most uncomfortable way of shooting up the landscape – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  18. We may bend over a wild flower, or gaze across a landscape and it will happen that a naturalist, pursuing a moth, loses sight of a mountain- range. ” – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  19. Kate saw with the eyes and heard with the ears of her youth, and the past became as clear as the landscape before her. ” – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  20. “ " I didn't know I filled so much space in the landscape – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland

Idioms for landscape