To landscape is to enhance a space with plants. If you landscape your yard with flowering plants and trees — and you have a green thumb — you'll end up with a beautiful garden.

If you paint nature scenes, like mountains, lakes, or fields, your art is called landscape painting. If you don't paint that well, however, and the perspective on your landscapes is always a little bit off, you can try landscape photography instead. Any expanse of natural scenery that can be seen from one viewpoint is also called a landscape. The artistic meaning of landscape is the earliest, dating from the 1600s.

Primary Meanings of landscape

an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
embellish with plants
an extensive mental viewpoint
Full Definitions of landscape

n an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

Type of:
the appearance of a place

n painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

Type of:
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

n a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery

landscape painting
Type of:
a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique

v embellish with plants

“Let's landscape the yard”
Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

v do landscape gardening

“My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living”
Type of:
work in the garden

n an extensive mental viewpoint

“the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration”
“we changed the landscape for solving the problem of payroll inequity”
Type of:
point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint
a mental position from which things are viewed

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