Highland meaning

hīlənd
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Elevated land.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a highland.
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Any of a variety of hardy beef cattle developed in the Scottish Highlands and having long horns and a shaggy coat.
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Land well above sea level; region higher than adjacent land and containing many hills or mountains.
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A mountainous or hilly section of a country.
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Of, in, or from such a region.
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An area of land that is at elevation; mountainous land.
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Relating to highlands.
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the Highlands
  • Mountainous region occupying nearly all of the N half of Scotland.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Highlands

Origin of highland

  • From Middle English *hei-land, *heiȝ-land, from Old English hēahland (“highland”), equivalent to high +‎ land. Cognate with Scots heland, heyland, hieland (“highland”), Dutch hoogland (“highland”), German Hochland (“highland”), Danish højland (“highland”), Swedish högland (“highland”).

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