Landscape vs. Scenery - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Landscape and Scenery is that the Landscape is a visible features of an area of land and Scenery is a space used as a setting for a theatrical production.

Wikipedia

  • Landscape

    A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features. A landscape includes the physical elements of geophysically defined landforms such as (ice-capped) mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions. Combining both their physical origins and the cultural overlay of human presence, often created over millennia, landscapes reflect a living synthesis of people and place that is vital to local and national identity. The character of a landscape helps define the self-image of the people who inhabit it and a sense of place that differentiates one region from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives. Landscape can be as varied as farmland, a landscape park, or wilderness. The Earth has a vast range of landscapes, including the icy landscapes of polar regions, mountainous landscapes, vast arid desert landscapes, islands and coastal landscapes, densely forested or wooded landscapes including past boreal forests and tropical rainforests, and agricultural landscapes of temperate and tropical regions. The activity of modifying the visible features of an area of land is referred to as landscaping.

  • Scenery

    Theatrical scenery is that which is used as a setting for a theatrical production. Scenery may be just about anything, from a single chair to an elaborately re-created street, no matter how large or how small, whether the item was custom-made or is the genuine item, appropriated for theatrical use.

Wiktionary

  • Landscape (noun)

    A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

  • Landscape (noun)

    A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc.

  • Landscape (noun)

    The pictorial aspect of a country.

  • Landscape (noun)

    a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides

  • Landscape (noun)

    A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")

  • Landscape (noun)

    a situation that is presented, a scenario

    "The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years"

  • Landscape (verb)

    Create or maintain a landscape.

  • Scenery (noun)

    View, natural features, landscape.

  • Scenery (noun)

    Stage backdrops, property and other items on a stage that give the impression of the location of the scene.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Landscape (noun)

    all the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal

    "the soft colours of the Northumbrian landscape"

    "a bleak urban landscape"

  • Landscape (noun)

    a picture representing an area of countryside

    "the collection includes some 17th-century landscapes"

    "a landscape painter"

  • Landscape (noun)

    the genre of landscape painting

    "he found he could not express himself in landscape"

  • Landscape (noun)

    the distinctive features of a sphere of activity

    "the event transformed the political landscape"

  • Landscape (noun)

    denoting a format of printed matter which is wider than it is high

    "landscape format"

  • Landscape (verb)

    make (a garden or other area of ground) more attractive by altering the existing design, adding ornamental features, and planting trees and shrubs

    "the site has been tastefully landscaped"

  • Scenery (noun)

    the natural features of a landscape considered in terms of their appearance, especially when picturesque

    "spectacular views of mountain scenery"

  • Scenery (noun)

    the painted background used to represent natural features or other surroundings on a theatre stage or film set

    "they had all helped with scenery and costumes"

Webster Dictionary

  • Landscape (noun)

    A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

  • Landscape (noun)

    A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc. Compare seascape.

  • Landscape (noun)

    The pictorial aspect of a country.

  • Scenery (noun)

    Assemblage of scenes; the paintings and hangings representing the scenes of a play; the disposition and arrangement of the scenes in which the action of a play, poem, etc., is laid; representation of place of action or occurence.

  • Scenery (noun)

    Sum of scenes or views; general aspect, as regards variety and beauty or the reverse, in a landscape; combination of natural views, as woods, hills, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Landscape (noun)

    an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

  • Landscape (noun)

    painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

  • Landscape (noun)

    a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery

  • Landscape (noun)

    an extensive mental viewpoint;

    "the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration"

    "we changed the landscape for solving the proble of payroll inequity"

  • Landscape (verb)

    embellish with plants;

    "Let's landscape the yard"

  • Landscape (verb)

    do landscape gardening;

    "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"

  • Scenery (noun)

    the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale;

    "they worked all night painting the scenery"

  • Scenery (noun)

    the appearance of a place

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