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View synonyms for upland

upland

1

[ uhp-luhnd, -land ]

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

  1. of or relating to uplands or elevated regions.

Upland

2

[ uhp-luhnd ]

noun

  1. a city in S California.

upland

/ ˈʌplənd /

noun

  1. an area of high or relatively high ground


adjective

  1. relating to or situated in an upland
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Other Words From

  • upland·er noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of upland1

First recorded in 1560–70; up- + land
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Example Sentences

All the pieces were found in residential and ceremonial civic areas of varying size and status from city centers, foothills, upland areas and the valley around the former Maya city of El Pilar, on the present-day border of Guatemala and Belize.

That money would fund a medley of interventions, including installing stone along the shoreline to fight erosion and raising the upland ridges by 3 meters using sand from the Chesapeake Bay.

The island’s sole town, Tangier, is located on three upland ridges that have largely been protected from coastal erosion.

A good upland vest is essential, and most don’t make the cut for chukar hunting.

Stacked boulders tower above upland bogs and northern hardwoods, with more than 50 trail miles traversing the area’s 17,776 acres.

We followed the upland past the end of the Stone till we found a slope that didn't require wings for descent.

All night the gale buffeted the high windows of the church, and howled over the upland and roared through the woodland.

Among these trees the upland white oak is common, but is of rather diminutive size, and often hollow.

They are going to the church, mother—I hear the marriage bell It booms along the upland—oh!

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

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