1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

2. A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. Etc.

3. The pictorial aspect of a country. "The landscape of his native country had taken hold on his heart." (Macaulay) Landscape gardening, The art of laying out grounds and arranging trees, shrubbery, etc, in such a manner as to produce a picturesque effect.

Origin: D. Landschap; land land + -schap, equiv. To E. -schip; akin to G. Landschaft, Sw. Landskap, Dan. Landskab. See Land, and -schip.

(01 Mar 1998)

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