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Landmark vs. Milestone

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Main Difference

The main difference between Landmark and Milestone is that the Landmark is a recognizable natural or artificial feature used for navigation and Milestone is a numbered marker along a road or boundary

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  • Landmark (noun)

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

  • Landmark (noun)

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

  • Landmark (noun)

    A major, important event.

  • Landmark (verb)

    To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.

  • Milestone (noun)

    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.

  • Milestone (noun)

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

  • Milestone (verb)

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

  • Milestone (verb)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Landmark (noun)

    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.

  • Landmark (noun)

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

  • Landmark (noun)

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

  • Landmark (noun)

    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.

  • Milestone (noun)

    A stone serving the same purpose as a milepost.

  • Milestone (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Landmark (noun)

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

    "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

  • Landmark (noun)

    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"

  • Landmark (noun)

    a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

  • Landmark (noun)

    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

  • Milestone (noun)

    stone post at side of a road to show distances

  • Milestone (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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