land|scape

land|scape
land|scape «LAND skayp», noun, verb, -scaped, -scap|ing.
–n.
1. a view of scenery on land that can be taken in at a glance from one point of view: »

From the church tower the two hills with the valley formed a beautiful landscape.

SYNONYM(S): prospect.
2. a) a picture showing a land scene: »

an exhibit of landscapes.

b) the art of painting such scenes: »

to study landscape.

3. Figurative. panorama; scene; view: »

The landscape of international politics is now very different from what it was (Listener).

SYNONYM(S): vista.
–v.t.
to make (land) more pleasant to look at by arranging trees, shrubs, or flowers: »

The park is landscaped. ... the beautifully landscaped motels with swimming pools (Wall Street Journal).

–v.i.
to be a landscape gardener.
[< Dutch landschap < land land + -schap -ship]
land´scap´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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