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highland

noun high·land \ ˈhī-lənd \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of highland

:elevated or mountainous land

Examples of highland in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of highland

before 12th century


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highland

adjective

Definition of highland

1 :of or relating to a highland
2 capitalized :of or relating to the Highlands of Scotland

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First Known Use of highland

15th century


Highland

geographical name High·land \ ˈhī-lənd \

Definition of Highland

1 city in southeastern California east of San Bernardino population 53,104
2 town in northwestern Indiana south of Hammond population 23,727
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

highland

noun

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

noun high·land \ ˈhī-lənd \

Definition of highland for Students

:high or hilly country


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