moor·​land | \ ˈmu̇r-lənd How to pronounce moorland (audio) , -ˌland \

Definition of moorland

: land consisting of moors : a stretch of moor

Examples of moorland in a Sentence

an area of open moorland We hiked across the moorlands.
Recent Examples on the Web Their site, Waun Mawn, is a bleak moorland a few miles from Craig Rhos-y-felin and Carn Goedog; one stone stands there today, next to three lying on their sides. Simon Akam, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2022 The street outside, littered with empty soda cans and plastic bags, transformed into some romantic Victorian moorland. Elisabeth Thomas,, 12 May 2020 The ambitious plan calls for huge tunneling machines that will bore into the rich seams of fertilizer beneath the sea and moorland. Ronan Martin,, 10 May 2020 But, particularly as one presses ever northward into the Scottish Highlands, the moorlands can also make for a challenging and sometimes perilous landscape. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 Developers have described the site as 815 acres of sweeping moorland and the peat bog on the peninsula of A'Mhoine, close to, bounding or within a range of environmental designations. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 11 Oct. 2019 Underground suffering involved painful squeezes through tight, cold and wet passages: Putting on a frozen wet suit and marching across frozen Yorkshire moorland. Ben Santer, Scientific American, 16 Sep. 2019 More from Mansion Buyers who dream of a remote moorland farmhouse could consider Hill Top Farm, a picturesque property 3 miles outside of Harrogate, listed with Carter Jonas with a guide price of $4.2 million. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2018 Cheers to Sharon Bolton for the clever opening scene in DEAD WOMAN WALKING (Minotaur, $25.99), which takes place in a hot-air balloon flying over the moorlands of England’s far north. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of moorland

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Moorland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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moor·​land | \ ˈmu̇r-lənd How to pronounce moorland (audio) \

Kids Definition of moorland

: land consisting of ground that is too wet or too poor for farming

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