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LANDMARK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does landmark mean? 

LANDMARK (noun)
  The noun LANDMARK has 4 senses:

1. the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
2. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
3. a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
4. an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken

  Familiarity information: LANDMARK used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LANDMARK (noun)


Sense 1landmark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context example:

the church steeple provided a convenient landmark

Hypernyms ("landmark" is a kind of...):

place; position (the particular portion of space occupied by something)


Sense 2landmark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

turning point; landmark; watershed

Context example:

the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations

Hypernyms ("landmark" is a kind of...):

juncture; occasion (an event that occurs at a critical time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "landmark"):

Fall of Man ((Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death)

road to Damascus (a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians))


Sense 3landmark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("landmark" is a kind of...):

point of reference; reference; reference point (an indicator that orients you generally)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "landmark"):

mearstone; meerestone; merestone (an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab)


Sense 4landmark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("landmark" is a kind of...):

anatomical structure; bodily structure; body structure; complex body part; structure (a particular complex anatomical part)

Domain category:

surgery (the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "landmark"):

craniometric point (a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken)


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