from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of a lowland.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who lives in the lowlands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A native or inhabitant of the Lowlands, especially of the Lowlands of Scotland, as distinguished from
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of the Lowlands, especially of Scotland: opposed to Highlander.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a native of the Lowlands of Scotland
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Scotland is a deeply divided society: Catholic versus Protestant, highlander against lowlander, urban versus rural, Gaelic versus Anglophone, rectitude versus licence, welfare dependents versus a strong entrepreneurial tradition.
Then, what was a moderate uphill hike for Dan proved to be a desperate, brutal slog for me and my out of shape, lowlander lungs.
Miri, named after a flower that grows among the linder, worries that she, too, is as useless as a lowlander.
"The lowlander has inherited the hills, the Tartan is a shroud."
For myself, though but a lowlander, having picked up a few words of the language, I presumed to mingle in their mirth, and joined in the choruses with as much glee as any of the company.
A visiting lowlander with a vision was quite the diversion in an isolated mountain village.
He excels at taking in large amounts of oxygen and uses it efficiently, much more than the average lowlander.
It was interesting, as showing the difference between the highlander and the lowlander; one might pass years on the Congo plains without seeing so much voluntary exertion: yet a similar game of ball is described by the Rev.Mr. Waddell
"Best to let the Campbells loose, or other of the lowlander, to lead the highland Celt, as one leads the braying jackass with a carrot on a stick," said another.
Mountains were no place for moving fast at night, and here the bandits had the advantage over their lowlander comrades.