[ moor-luhnd, -land ]
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nounChiefly British.
  1. an area of moors, especially country abounding in heather.

Origin of moorland

before 950; Middle English more lond,Old English mōrlond.See moor1, -land

Words Nearby moorland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use moorland in a sentence

  • For some distance we ran through a rough moorland country, although the road was comparatively level and straight.

  • On our return from Helmsley, we noticed a byway leading across the moorland with a sign-board pointing the way "to Coxwold."

  • Scrambling through some rough woods, he came out upon a moorland reaching towards the hills.

    Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • There was no wild stretch of moorland here, no possibility of solitude.

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  • It does not appear that the deep gloom which subsequently came over his soul oppressed him in his moorland retreat.

British Dictionary definitions for moorland


/ (ˈmʊələnd, ˈmɔː-) /

  1. British an area of moor

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