American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. obsolete The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns.
- adj. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation.
- adj. Obs.W2 Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished.
- n. elevated (e.g., mountainous) land
- adj. used of high or hilly country
“The treatment of this class of wet lands is so different from that applied to what we term upland, that it will be found more convenient to pass the subject by with this allusion, at present, and consider it more systematically under a separate head.”
“Do a bit of wingshooting ... same ethics apply, don't take the shot unless you can make the kill ... plenty of knuckleheads in upland and waterfowl areas where the definition of ethical is a bit more dynamic.”
“My personal choice of choke for upland is cylinder and my shots on occassional ducks or geese are at about the same range.”
“Altitudinal change in upland endemism, species turnover, and diversity on Isla Santa Cruz, the Galápagos Islands.”
“At the same time most hardwoods in upland areas were poisoned or clearcut and replaced with pure pine plantations.”
“In the ACE Basin study area, 457,681.1 ha (185,296 ac) are classified as upland planted pine based on the 1997 National Wetlands Inventory.”
“It can also be grown without inundation, soil-moisture being held at near field capacity, in which case it is generally referred to as upland rice.”
“Between the beach and Government Hill is a delightful upland, which is generally attended by all the beauty and fashion of Sincapore in the cool of the evening.”
“Barbarea verna, also known as upland cress or early wintercress, a herb that is used in salads, soups, and garnishes, is one of the richest sources of dietary”
“I picked my pointer and shorthair because they were bred for the kind of upland birds that I hunt most.”
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