September 02, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
landmark /ˈlændˌmɑɚk/ noun

plural landmarks

A famous New York landmark
A famous New York landmark
Learner's definition of LANDMARK


1 a : an object or structure on land that is easy to see and recognize

  • The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous/familiar landmark in San Francisco.

1 b US : a building or place that was important in history

  • The battlefield is a national historical landmark.

2 : a very important event or achievement

  • The moon landing is a landmark in space exploration.

  • The decision/ruling was a landmark in legal history.

— often used before another noun

  • a landmark legal case

  • a landmark court decision

  • a landmark discovery

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