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lowland

[ loh-luhnd ]

noun

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


adjective

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

lowland

1

/ ˈləʊlənd /

noun

  1. relatively low ground
  2. often plural a low generally flat region


adjective

  1. of or relating to a lowland or lowlands

Lowland

2

/ ˈləʊlənd /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or the dialect of English spoken there
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Derived Forms

  • ˈlowlander, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lowland1

First recorded in 1500–10; low 1 + land
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Example Sentences

In the lowlands, monthly average temperatures are often above 50 to 60°C, with maximum daily temperatures even higher.

When warming during the last interglacial period, which peaked about 130,000 years ago, raised sea levels approximately 9 meters above present-day levels, the lowlands of what’s now the Yucatán Peninsula flooded.

This movement “is widespread across the Venus lowlands, and argues for a previously unrecognized style of global tectonics,” says Sean Solomon, a research scientist at Columbia University and a coauthor of the new study.

In the humid, far western lowlands of the country, with a tropical and subtropical climate, Kailali forms as great a contrast as can be had to the mountainous, snow-covered Nepal of the popular imagination.

From Time

In between them, deep freshwater lakes, carved by millennia of tectonic shifts on the western branch of the Great Rift Valley, dot verdant lowlands.

(tie) The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (6 votes) Non-Fiction: 1.

With all the fiery enthusiasm of the Gael, he possessed to an unusual degree the caution of the Lowland Scot.

A plateau is defined as a high lowland; therefore, this section is higher in elevation than the Coastal Plain region.

The edge of the lowland forest where the bison wintered could be seen far away.

The strange clan always used it on their way to and from the lowland plains.

I was far from being a native of these parts, springing, as I did, from an unmixed lowland stock.

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