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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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