Landscaping



[land-skeyp] /ˈlændˌskeɪp/

noun
1.
a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
2.
a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
3.
Fine Arts. the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
4.
Obsolete. a panoramic view of scenery; vista.
verb (used with object), landscaped, landscaping.
5.
to improve the appearance of (an area of land, a highway, etc.), as by planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground.
6.
to improve the landscape of.
verb (used without object), landscaped, landscaping.
7.
to do as a profession.
/ˈlændˌskeɪp/
noun
1.
an extensive area of land regarded as being visually distinct: ugly slagheaps dominated the landscape
2.
a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery
3.

4.
the distinctive features of a given area of intellectual activity, regarded as an integrated whole: the landscape of the European imagination
adjective
5.
(printing)

verb
6.
(transitive) to improve the natural features of (a garden, park, etc), as by creating contoured features and planting trees
7.
(intransitive) to work as a landscape gardener
n.

by 1861; see landscape (v.).

The question, however, is, Can landscape-gardening (or short and sweet, landscaping) be taught? It, plainly, cannot. [“The Gardener’s Monthly” July 1861]

Also of artists, “depiction as a landscape” (1868).

n.

c.1600, “painting representing natural scenery,” from Dutch landschap, from Middle Dutch landscap “region,” from land “land” (see land) + -scap “-ship, condition” (see -ship). Originally introduced as a painters’ term. Old English had cognate landscipe, and cf. Old High German lantscaf, German Landschaft, Old Norse landskapr. Meaning “tract of land with its distinguishing characteristics” is from 1886.
v.

“to lay out lawns, gardens, etc., plant trees for the sake of beautification,” by 1916, from landscape (n). Related: Landscaped; landscaping.

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