Definition of landmark noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlændmɑːk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlændmɑːrk//
    Historic buildings
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  1. 1something, such as a large building, that you can see clearly from a distance and that will help you to know where you are The Empire State Building is a familiar landmark on the New York skyline.
  2. 2landmark (in something) an event, a discovery, an invention, etc. that marks an important stage in something synonym milestone The ceasefire was seen as a major landmark in the fight against terrorism. a landmark decision/ruling in the courts
  3. 3(especially North American English) a building or a place that is very important because of its history, and that should be preserved See related entries: Historic buildings
  4. synonym monument
    Extra examples The Russian Revolution represents a landmark in world history. The building has been designated a historical landmark by the Commission. The film is an important landmark in the history of the cinema. The residents are seeking landmark status for the building. The tower was once a landmark for ships. a landmark decision on gay marriage a landmark decision on the legal status of a foetus It disputes many of the findings of Gill’s landmark study. The magazine’s 150th anniversary was an important publishing landmark. The trial was seen as a landmark case.
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