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Meaning of LANDMARK

Pronunciation:  'land`mârk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
  3. [n]  an event marking a unique or important historical change or one on which important developments depend
  4. [n]  the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

LANDMARK is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: turning point
 See Also: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, craniometric point, Fall of Man, juncture, mearstone, meerestone, merestone, occasion, place, point of reference, position, reference, reference point, road to Damascus, structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Land"mark`\, n. [AS. landmearc. See {Land}, and {Mark}
a sign.]
1. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any, mark or
   fixed object (as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a
   heap of stones) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or
   other portion of territory may be known and preserved.

2. Any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide;
   some prominent object, as a hill or steeple.

{Landmarks of history}, important events by which eras or
   conditions are determined.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a boundary line indicated by a stone, stake, etc. (Deut. 19:14; 27:17; Prov. 22:28; 23:10; Job 24:2). Landmarks could not be removed without incurring the severe displeasure of God.

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