Definition of landscape noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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landscape

noun
/ˈlændskeɪp/
 
 
1 [countable, usually singular] everything you can see when you look across a large area of land, especially in the countrythe bleak/rugged/dramatic, etc. landscape of the areathe mountains and deserts that are typical features of the Western landscapean urban/industrial landscape(figurative)We can expect changes in the political landscape.2 [countable, uncountable] a painting of a view of the countryside; this style of paintingan artist famous for his landscapesShe specializes in landscapes.3 [uncountable] (technical) the way of printing a document in which the top of the page is one of the longer sidesSelect the landscape option when printing the file. compare portraitIDIOM

a blot on the landscape

an object, especially an ugly building, that spoils the beauty of a place
a blot on the landscape
Usage noteUsage note: countrylandscape countryside terrain land sceneryThese are all words for areas away from towns and cities, with fields, woods, and farms.country (often the country) an area that is away from towns and cities, especially one with particular natural, social, or economic features: She lives in the country. Texas is cattle country.landscape everything that you can see when you look across a large area of land, especially in the country: Iowa's landscape is mostly flat and grassy.countryside land outside towns and cities, with fields, woods, and farms. note Countryside is usually used when you are talking about the beauty or peacefulness of a country area: a little town in the Vermont countrysideterrain (formal) land note Terrain is used when you are describing the natural features of an area, for example if it is rough, flat, etc: The truck bumped its way over the rough terrain.land (usually the land) an area for farming: He has worked the land for twenty years. My parents grow all their own food and live off the land.scenery the natural features of an area, such as mountains, valleys, rivers, and forests, especially when these are attractive to look at: We stopped on the mountain pass to admire the scenery.patternsmountainous/wild/rugged country/landscape/countryside/terrain/scenerybeautiful/glorious/dramatic country/landscape/countryside/sceneryopen country/landscape/countryside/terrain/landrolling landscape/countrysideto protect the landscape/countryside/land