AskDefine | Define landscape

Dictionary Definition



1 an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
2 painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
3 a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery [syn: landscape painting]
4 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"


1 embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"
2 do landscape gardening; "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"

User Contributed Dictionary



From etyl nl landschap, from land + -schap.


  • a UK /ˈlandskeɪp/


  1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
  2. 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.
  3. The pictorial aspect of a country.
  4. a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer then the vertical sides
  5. A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in 'designed landscape')


printing mode


portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view
  • Czech: krajina
  • Finnish: maisema
  • Portuguese: paisagem
a picture representing a scene by land or sea
  • Finnish: maisema, maisemakuva
the pictorial aspect of a country
  • Finnish: maisema
a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer then the vertical sides
  • Finnish: vaakakuva
space, indoor or outdoor, natural or man-made
  • Finnish: maisema


  1. To do various grounds maintenance.


to do various grounds maintenance
  • Finnish: maisemoida

Extensive Definition

A landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including physical elements such as landforms, living elements of flora and fauna, abstract elements such as lighting and weather conditions, and human elements, for instance human activity or the built environment.


The word landscape comes from the Dutch word landschap, from land (directly equivalent to the English word land) and the suffix -schap, corresponding to the English suffix "-ship".
Landscape, first recorded in 1598, was borrowed as a painters' term from Dutch during the 16th century, when Dutch artists were on the verge of becoming masters of the landscape genre. The Dutch word landschap had earlier meant simply 'region, tract of land' but had acquired the artistic sense, which it brought over into English, of 'a picture depicting scenery on land'.
landscape in Catalan: Paisatge (geografia)
landscape in Czech: Krajina
landscape in Danish: Landskap
landscape in German: Landschaft
landscape in Spanish: Paisaje
landscape in French: Paysage
landscape in Italian: Paesaggio
landscape in Latvian: Ainava
landscape in Dutch: Landschap
landscape in Norwegian: Landskap
landscape in Norwegian Nynorsk: Landskap
landscape in Japanese: 景観
landscape in Low German: Landschap
landscape in Polish: Pejzaż
landscape in Portuguese: Paisagem
landscape in Russian: Пейзаж
landscape in Slovak: Geografická krajina
landscape in Serbian: Пејзаж
landscape in Swedish: Landskap (terräng)
landscape in Ukrainian: Ландшафт
landscape in Yiddish: לאנדשאפט

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