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Landscapes

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Landscape

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.