landmarks

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Landmark \Land"mark'\, noun [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.

3. A structure that has special significance, such as a building with historical associations; especially, a building that is protected from destruction or alteration by special laws intended to preserve structures of historical significance; as, a landmark preservation law. [PJC]

4. An event or accomplishment of great significance; as, Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark of the civil rights movement. Also used attributively, as a landmark court decision. [PJC]

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

landmark

noun

1: the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

2: an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations" [syn: {landmark}, {turning point}, {watershed}]

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

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