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lowland

[loh-luh nd] /ˈloʊ lənd/
noun
1.
land that is low or level, in comparison with the adjacent country.
2.
the Lowlands, a low, level region in S, central, and E Scotland.
3.
Lowlands, the speech of those native to the Scottish Lowlands.
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a lowland or lowlands.
5.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Lowlands of Scotland or the speech of this area.
Origin of lowland
1500-1510
1500-10; low1 + land
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Contemporary Examples
  • In an isolated patch of lowlands, near the Brazilian border, the convoy stalled, apparently for lack of fuel.

    Escape from Bolivia Mac Margolis September 1, 2013
Historical Examples
  • That Garden of Eden must have been on a hill, with lowlands below, and high hills above, and roads both ways.

  • Otherwise, we would not have lingered a breathing while in the lowlands of mystery.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • The tendency to engross the lowlands for large plantations was clear, here as elsewhere.

    The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
  • Unlike the other sumacs, it grows for the most part in lowlands and swamps.

  • The Don arrived to-day from the lowlands with provisions and a letter.

  • In 1644 Negroes were in demand to work the lowlands of the Delaware.

  • Soon shall ye learn of revolts among the dwellers in the lowlands: know, then, that it will be by my hand.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • And "the great mountains lift the lowlands on to their sides."

  • Two others were to creep along the path under Snaefell, and shut out the course to the sea and the lowlands on the south and east.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for lowlands

Lowlands

/ˈləʊləndz/
plural noun
1.
the Lowlands, a low generally flat region of central Scotland, around the Forth and Clyde valleys, separating the Southern Uplands from the Highlands
Derived Forms
Lowlander, noun

lowland

/ˈləʊlənd/
noun
1.
relatively low ground
2.
(often pl) a low generally flat region
adjective
3.
of or relating to a lowland or lowlands
Derived Forms
lowlander, noun

Lowland

/ˈləʊlənd/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or the dialect of English spoken there
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Word Origin and History for lowlands

lowland

n.

c.1500, originally with reference to Scotland, from low (adj.) + land (n.). Related: Lowlander.

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