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Landmark meaning

landmark - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; " the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
  2. 2. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any , mark or fixed object ( as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a heap of stones) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of territory may be known and preserved.
  3. 3. Any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple.
  4. 4. Mark of the boundary of land; any object on land serving as a guide for travellers or seamen.

landmark - examples of usage

  1. The country was level and quite bare, so the tent had always been a conspicuous landmark from any, spot within a mile or so. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She hastily turned back into Lincoln's Inn Fields, and looked for her landmark- the light in the three tall windows. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. It was as if some ancient landmark, or an immemorial oak tree on the green in whose shade the villagers had been accustomed to sit for many generations, had been removed. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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