from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Land or an area of land of high elevation, especially when level.
- n. Land in the interior of a country.
- adj. Of, relating to, or located in an upland.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The area in the interior of a country with a generally higher elevation; often hilly, but not generally mountainous (compare highlands).
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated in the uplands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. High land; ground elevated above the meadows and intervals which lie on the banks of rivers, near the sea, or between hills; land which is generally dry; -- opposed to
lowland, meadow, marsh, swamp, interval, and the like.
- n. The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns.
- adj. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation.
- adj. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The region in the interior; inland districts; country as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns or populous districts.
- n. The higher grounds of a district; ground elevated above meadows and valleys; slopes of hills, etc.
- n. plural A grade of cotton. See cotton.
- Of or pertaining to the inland districts, or the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns.
- Hence Rustic; countrified; rude; savage; uncivilized. Compare inland, 4.
- Of or pertaining to uplands, or higher grounds: as, upland pasturage; also, frequenting uplands: as, the upland plover.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. elevated (e.g., mountainous) land
- adj. used of high or hilly country
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