upland

noun up·land \ ˈəp-lənd , -ˌland \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

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

upland

adjective

uplander

play \ˈəp-lən-dər, -ˌlan-\ noun

Examples of upland in a Sentence

  1. the animals huddled on the upland as the floodwater rose

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First Known Use of upland

1566

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Upland

geographical name Up·land \ ˈəp-lənd \

Definition of Upland

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

UPLAND Defined for English Language Learners

upland

Definition of upland for English Language Learners

  • : a region of high land especially far from the sea


UPLAND Defined for Kids

upland

noun up·land \ ˈəp-lənd , -ˌland \

Definition of upland for Students

: high land usually far from a coast or sea


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