Highland



[hahy-luh nd] /ˈhaɪ lənd/

noun
1.
an elevated region; plateau:
He moved to a highland far from the river.
2.
highlands, a mountainous region or elevated part of a country.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of highlands.
[hahy-luh nd] /ˈhaɪ lənd/
noun
1.
a region in N Scotland, including a number of the Inner Hebrides. 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km).
2.
a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago.
3.
British. .
/ˈhaɪlənd/
noun
1.
relatively high ground
2.
(modifier) of or relating to a highland
/ˈhaɪlənd/
noun
1.
a council area in N Scotland, formed in 1975 (as Highland Region) from Caithness, Sutherland, Nairnshire, most of Inverness-shire, and Ross and Cromarty except for the Outer Hebrides. Administrative centre: Inverness. Pop: 209 080 (2003 est). Area: 25 149 sq km (9710 sq miles)
2.
(modifier) of, relating to, or denoting the Highlands of Scotland
n.

Old English heohlond; see high (adj.) + land (n.). Highlands “mountainous district of Scotland” first recorded early 15c.

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