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Highlands

[hahy-luh ndz] /ˈhaɪ ləndz/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) a mountainous region in N Scotland, N of the Grampians.

highland

[hahy-luh nd] /ˈhaɪ lənd/
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, relating to, or characteristic of highlands.
Origin of highland
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hēahlond. See high, land
Synonyms
1. uplands, heights, mesa, tableland.

Highland

[hahy-luh nd] /ˈhaɪ lənd/
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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  • The north of the country consists mostly of savanna and semiarid Highlands.
British Dictionary definitions for Highlands

Highlands

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

highland

/ˈhaɪlənd/
noun
1.
relatively high ground
2.
(modifier) of or relating to a highland
Derived Forms
highlander, noun

Highland

/ˈhaɪlənd/
noun
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
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Word Origin and History for Highlands

highland

n.

Old English heohlond; see high (adj.) + land (n.). Highlands "mountainous district of Scotland" first recorded early 15c.

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