low·​land | \ ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio) , -ˌland \

Definition of lowland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: low or level country



Definition of lowland (Entry 2 of 2)

1 capitalized : of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland
2 : of or relating to a lowland

Examples of lowland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Shadows of the proteins, fibers and trace fats in that leafy scruff hang around throughout the Tequila-making process to imbue lowland Tequilas with a characteristic grassy earthiness. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: How Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant highlights quality Tequila in its margaritas," 30 Dec. 2019 In addition to possible lowland and urban flooding, a few rivers, especially along the coast, may spill over their banks. oregonlive, "Weather service says heavy rains, possible flooding expected over the next few days," 20 Dec. 2019 But in the Chiapan lowlands, REDD programs backfired. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "The world plans to fix climate change with carbon credits. But do they work?," 4 Dec. 2019 Officials have said that asylum seekers could be taken to a remote airport in the lowland jungles of Guatemala as part of the Central American nation’s new migration accord with the Trump administration. Robert Moore, Washington Post, "New acting Homeland Security secretary, Chad Wolf, visits border in El Paso," 21 Nov. 2019 Traditional lowland farmers in India used to grow two types of flood-tolerant rice. Debal Deb, Scientific American, "The Struggle to Save Heirloom Rice in India," 16 Oct. 2019 On weekends, rent a bike from the on-site rental shop and hit the trails, powering along single track beneath silvery-gray lowland skies, then stopping for a shower and a scone at the visitor’s center. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "You Can Hike, Fish and Even Ski at These Visitor-Friendly Power Plants," 16 Oct. 2019 At the archaeological site of Kulubá, nestled amid the lowland forests of Mexico’s Yucatán state, experts have unearthed the remains of a large palace believed to have been used by Maya elite around 1,000 years ago. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "An Ancient Maya Palace Was Discovered in Yucatán State," 28 Dec. 2019 Midlands and lowlands, except in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Kozhikode districts are where this range expansion is likely to occur. Aathira Perinchery, Quartz India, "Peacocks are becoming more common in Kerala. And that’s not a good sign," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lowland


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lowland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lowland

: an area where the land is at, near, or below the level of the sea and where there are not usually mountains or large hills


low·​land | \ ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio) \

Kids Definition of lowland

: low flat country

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