up·​land | \ ˈəp-lənd How to pronounce upland (audio) , -ˌland \

Definition of upland

1 : high land especially at some distance from the sea : plateau
2 : ground elevated above the lowlands along rivers or between hills

Other Words from upland

upland adjective
uplander \ ˈəp-​lən-​dər How to pronounce upland (audio) , -​ˌlan-​ \ noun

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Examples of upland in a Sentence

the animals huddled on the upland as the floodwater rose
Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the plan advocates adding new waterfront trails where possible, while enhancing north-south connections to upland areas, and connecting those access points as close to the water as possible along existing east-west routes. Steven Litt, cleveland, 26 Feb. 2022 In a separate transaction, the tribe also reached agreement with Port Blakely to acquire about 875 acres of upland forest in its ancestral lands for an undisclosed sum. Lynda V. Mapes, oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2021 The entire site is 38.65 acres, with 15.96 acres of upland and 22.69 acres of boat dockage. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Nov. 2021 By encouraging saltmarsh grasses and upland meadow plants in place of seawalls, piers, and foundations, DCR has reestablished a vibrant saltmarsh estuary that supports all manner of game fish as well as more than 200 species of birds. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Oaks divide roughly into upland and bottomland species, the former suited to difficult dry sites and the latter to areas that get soggy. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2021 Restoration involves excavating about 8,700 cubic yards of infill to create new wetland and upland zones, the removal of invasive vegetation and the installation of a range of native plants to provide wildlife refuge, city officials said. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 Trainer Nicole Johnstone hunts ducks and upland birds with her Belgian Malinois, Rumor. Jennifer Wapenski, Outdoor Life, 5 Mar. 2021 What new human cosmos can be made Of this tempest of tears, this upland Of inconsolable jubilation? Nikky Finney, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of upland

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Upland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upland. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for upland


up·​land | \ ˈəp-lənd How to pronounce upland (audio) , -ˌland \

Kids Definition of upland

: high land usually far from a coast or sea

Upland geographical name

Up·​land | \ ˈəp-lənd How to pronounce Upland (audio) \

Definition of Upland

city in southern California west of San Bernardino population 73,732

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