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highland

[hahy-luhnd]
noun
1.
an elevated region; plateau: He moved to a highland far from the river.
2.
highlands, a mountainous region or elevated part of a country.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of highlands.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hēahlond. See high, land


1. uplands, heights, mesa, tableland.

Highland

[hahy-luhnd]
noun
1.
a region in N Scotland, including a number of the Inner Hebrides. 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km).
2.
a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago.
3.
British, West Highland.
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highland (ˈhaɪlənd)
 
n
1.  relatively high ground
2.  (modifier) of or relating to a highland
 
'highlander
 
n

Highland (ˈhaɪlənd)
 
n
1.  a council area in N Scotland, formed in 1975 (as Highland Region) from Caithness, Sutherland, Nairnshire, most of Inverness-shire, and Ross and Cromarty except for the Outer Hebrides. Administrative centre: Inverness. Pop: 209 080 (2003 est). Area: 25 149 sq km (9710 sq miles)
2.  (modifier) of, relating to, or denoting the Highlands of Scotland

Highlands (ˈhaɪləndz)
 
n
1.  a.  the part of Scotland that lies to the northwest of the great fault that runs from Dumbarton to Stonehaven
 b.  a smaller area consisting of the mountainous north of Scotland: distinguished by Gaelic culture
2.  (often not capital) the highland region of any country

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highlands

major physiographic and cultural division of Scotland, lying northwest of a line drawn from Dumbarton, near the head of the Firth of Clyde on the western coast, to Stonehaven, on the eastern coast. The western offshore islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides and Arran and Bute are sometimes included in the division. The northern portion of the Highlands lies within the Highland council area, while the southern portion belongs to the council areas of Argyll and Bute, Stirling, Perth and Kinross, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, and Moray. Gaelic customs and language survive in the Highlands.

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Example sentences for Highlands
The north of the country consists mostly of savanna and semiarid highlands.
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