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lowland

[ loh-luh nd ]
/ ˈloʊ lənd /
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noun

land that is low or level, in comparison with the adjacent country.
the Lowlands, a low, level region in S, central, and E Scotland.
Lowlands, the speech of those native to the Scottish Lowlands.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a lowland or lowlands.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Lowlands of Scotland or the speech of this area.

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Nearby words

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Origin of lowland

First recorded in 1500–10; low1 + land
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British Dictionary definitions for lowland (1 of 2)

lowland

/ (ˈləʊlənd) /

noun

relatively low ground
(often plural) a low generally flat region

adjective

of or relating to a lowland or lowlands
Derived Formslowlander, noun

British Dictionary definitions for lowland (2 of 2)

Lowland

/ (ˈləʊlənd) /

adjective

of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or the dialect of English spoken there
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for lowland

lowland


n.

c.1500, originally with reference to Scotland, from low (adj.) + land (n.). Related: Lowlander.

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