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[uhp-luh nd, -land] /ˈʌp lənd, -ˌlænd/
land elevated above other land.
the higher ground of a region or district; an elevated region.
land or an area of land lying above the level where water flows or where flooding occurs.
of or relating to uplands or elevated regions.
Origin of upland
First recorded in 1560-70; up- + land
Related forms
uplander, noun


[uhp-luh nd] /ˈʌp lənd/
a city in S California. Unabridged
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  • But Tuesday night old Paul Stockton had six fine sheep killed in his upland pasture behind the fir woods.

  • You have come to sweep it away into the small swamp on the upland.

  • upland shooting meant driving long distances, and walking through the heavy hardwood swamps and slashes from dusk to dusk.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • You have come to sweep the intruder into the great swamp on the upland.

  • The governor now proceeded up the river, touching on his way at upland.

    A True Hero W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Stop a minute," he said, pointing to an upland bank where the sun lay warm.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • His best land was on the flats at the river side, but his upland, by judicious cultivation, is made productive and valuable.

    The Bushman Edward Wilson Landor
  • On some upland farm, a plough had been left standing in the field.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • At the bottom stood the village which lent its name to the upland and the annual fair that was held thereon.

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

    Lavengro George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for upland


an area of high or relatively high ground
relating to or situated in an upland
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