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 In central Alabama, lowland flooding has been reported on the Coosa River and Chattooga River above Weiss Lake. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Latest photos, videos as heavy rains bring flooding; severe weather threat looms," 11 Feb. 2020 Widespread lowland snow will likely be limited to the Columbia River Gorge this evening. oregonlive, "Weather service says freezing unlikely in Portland Wednesday night, but Gorge may be dangerous," 16 Jan. 2020 But Sherrod and his colleagues recently analyzed all the geologic data from 15 faults in the Puget lowlands, and found evidence of 21 quakes of magnitude 6.6 or greater in the last 4,000 years. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Friday earthquakes on a crustal fault show it’s not only the ‘Big One’ we should fear," 13 July 2019 Temperatures are likely to be above freezing for the lowland valleys outside of the gorge Wednesday afternoon. oregonlive, "Portland Wednesday weather: Light snow expected, heavier in the hills; ice for the gorge," 15 Jan. 2020 Despite its mountainous topography, the national park is accessible via five different roads from the surrounding lowlands. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Mount Rainier National Park," 25 Sep. 2019 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland. Accessed 19 Feb. 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


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Kids Definition of lowland

: low flat country

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