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highland

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noun high·land \ˈhī-lənd\

Definition of highland

  1. :  elevated or mountainous land

Examples of highland in a Sentence

  1. there are permanent glaciers in the cool, humid highlands of the Pacific Northwest

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of highland

before 12th century


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highland

adjective high·land

Definition of highland

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a highland

  2. 2 capitalized :  of or relating to the Highlands of Scotland

15th Century

First Known Use of highland

15th century


Highland

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geographical name High·land \ˈhī-lənd\

Definition of Highland

  1. 1 city in southeastern California east of San Bernardino population 53,104

  2. 2 town in northwestern Indiana south of Hammond population 23,727

  3. 3 administrative area of northern Scotland bordering the North Sea and the Atlantic area 9806 square miles (25,398 square kilometers), population 232,132


HIGHLAND Defined for English Language Learners

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highland

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noun high·land \ˈhī-lənd\

Definition of highland for English Language Learners

  • : an area where there are many mountains or where the land is high above the level of the sea


HIGHLAND Defined for Kids

highland

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noun high·land \ˈhī-lənd\

Definition of highland for Students

  1. :  high or hilly country



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