landscape


landscape
landscape [land′skāp΄]
n.
[17th-c. art borrowing (cf. EASEL, LAY FIGURE) < Du landschap < land, land + -schap, -SHIP: earlier also landskip, akin to OE landscipe, Ger landschaft]
1. a picture representing a section of natural, inland scenery, as of prairie, woodland, mountains, etc.
2. the branch of painting, photography, etc. dealing with such pictures
3. an expanse of natural scenery considered in terms of its visual effect
vt.
landscaped, landscaping
to change the natural features of (a plot of ground) so as to make it more attractive, as by adding lawns, trees, bushes, etc.
vi.
to work as a landscape architect or gardener
landscaper
n.

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