highland definition

  • noun:
    • raised land.
    • A mountainous or hilly area of a country.
    • An area of land that is at elevation; mountainous land.
    • Elevated or mountainous land; (often in the pl.) an increased region or country.
    • An abrupt level of land; a high promontory or plateau: because, a jutting highland.
    • plural An elevated region broken into mountains and mountains: often used as a suitable title: as, the Highlands of Scotland; the Hudson Highlands; the highlands of Abyssinia.
    • elevated (e.g., mountainous) land
  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a highland.
    • concerning highlands.
    • of, based in, or feature of high or hilly nation. Compared to lowland.
    • made use of of large or hilly country
  • others:
    • Pertaining or owned by large lands or even to mountainous areas, particularly (with a capital) the Highlands of Scotland: as, highland scenery; highland vegetation.

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