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upland

[uhp-luh nd, -land] /ˈʌp lənd, -ˌlænd/
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
4.
of or relating to uplands or elevated regions.
Origin of upland
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; up- + land
Related forms
uplander, noun

Upland

[uhp-luh nd] /ˈʌp lənd/
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
  • You have come to sweep the intruder into the great swamp on the upland.

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

  • It was late by the time I reached the upland, but I was rewarded for my climb.

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • "Stop a minute," he said, pointing to an upland bank where the sun lay warm.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • On some upland farm, a plough had been left standing in the field.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for upland

upland

/ˈʌplənd/
noun
1.
an area of high or relatively high ground
adjective
2.
relating to or situated in an upland
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