Definition of highland noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪlənd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪlənd//
    Mountains and valleys
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] an area of land with hills or mountains See related entries: Mountains and valleys
  2. 2the Highlands [plural] the high mountain region of Scotland compare lowland
  3. 3Highland Culture a council area of northern Scotland, to the north of the Grampians (a range of mountains) and including some of the Inner Hebrides islands. It is the largest of the council areas and has the lowest population density (= number of people per area of land). Its administrative centre and only city is Inverness.
  4. Word OriginOld English hēahlond ‘a high promontory’ (see high, land).
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