Highland Definition

hīlənd
highlands
noun
highlands
Land well above sea level; region higher than adjacent land and containing many hills or mountains.
Webster's New World
Elevated land.
American Heritage
A mountainous or hilly section of a country.
American Heritage
Any of a variety of hardy beef cattle developed in the Scottish Highlands and having long horns and a shaggy coat.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
uplandhigh-countryplateauuplands
Antonyms:
lowland
adjective
Of, in, or from such a region.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a highland.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
upland
Antonyms:
lowland
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idiom
the Highlands
  • mountainous region occupying nearly all of the N half of Scotland
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Highland

  • 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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