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upland

[uhp-luh nd, -land]
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noun
  1. land elevated above other land.
  2. the higher ground of a region or district; an elevated region.
  3. land or an area of land lying above the level where water flows or where flooding occurs.
adjective
  1. of or relating to uplands or elevated regions.

Origin of upland

First recorded in 1560–70; up- + land
Related formsup·land·er, noun

Upland

[uhp-luh nd]
noun
  1. a city in S California.
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Examples from the Web for upland

Historical Examples

  • The upland stretches into the heart of the country for twenty furlongs at least.

    Anabasis

    Xenophon

  • Usually it grows on river banks, on islands or in upland ravines.

  • The brow of the upland overtops the square tower of the Colebrook Church.

    Amy Foster

    Joseph Conrad

  • But there was more than one way by which the upland could be reached from below.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • And now let us leave the upland, and descend to the sea-board; there is a sight for you upon the billows!

    Lavengro

    George Borrow


British Dictionary definitions for upland

upland

noun
  1. an area of high or relatively high ground
adjective
  1. relating to or situated in an upland
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