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Landmark vs. Milestone

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Landmarknoun

A recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation.

Milestonenoun

A stone milepost (or by extension in other materials), one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median.

Landmarknoun

A notable location with historical, cultural, or geographical significance.

Milestonenoun

An important event in a person's life or career, in the history of a nation, in the life of some project, etc.

Landmarknoun

A major, important event.

Milestoneverb

To place milestones along (a road, etc.).

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Landmarkverb

(US) To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.

Milestoneverb

To plan out a project as a series of major steps.

Landmarknoun

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.

Milestonenoun

A stone serving the same purpose as a milepost.

Landmarknoun

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

Milestonenoun

An event or accomplishment marking a significant advance in an endeavor; a notable achievment; as, putting a man in orbit was a major milestone on the way to the moon.

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Landmarknoun

A structure that has special significance, such as a building with historical associations;

Milestonenoun

stone post at side of a road to show distances

Landmarknoun

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.

Milestonenoun

a significant event in your life (or in a project)

Landmarknoun

the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape;

‘the church steeple provided a convenient landmark’;

Milestone

A milestone is a numbered marker placed on a route such as a road, railway line, canal or boundary. They can indicate the distance to towns, cities, and other places or landmarks; or they can give their position on the route relative to some datum location.

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Landmarknoun

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’;

Landmarknoun

a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

Landmarknoun

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

Landmarknoun

an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location

‘the spire was once a landmark for ships sailing up the river’;

Landmarknoun

a building or monument of historical importance

‘the entire town has been designated a National Historic Landmark’;

Landmarknoun

the boundary of an area of land, or an object marking this

‘at certain points of the boundary the men would beat the landmark with their sticks’;

Landmarknoun

an event or discovery marking an important stage or turning point in something

‘the vaccine is a landmark in the history of preventive medicine’;

Landmark

A landmark is a recognizable natural or artificial feature used for navigation, a feature that stands out from its near environment and is often visible from long distances. In modern use, the term can also be applied to smaller structures or features, that have become local or national symbols.

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