[ uhp-luhnd, -land ]
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  1. land elevated above other land.

  2. the higher ground of a region or district; an elevated region.

  1. land or an area of land lying above the level where water flows or where flooding occurs.

  1. of or relating to uplands or elevated regions.

Origin of upland

First recorded in 1560–70; up- + land

Other words from upland

  • up·land·er, noun

Words Nearby upland

Other definitions for Upland (2 of 2)

[ uhp-luhnd ]

  1. a city in S California.

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How to use upland in a sentence

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

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • All night the gale buffeted the high windows of the church, and howled over the upland and roared through the woodland.

    A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  • 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!

    Lavengro | George Borrow

British Dictionary definitions for upland


/ (ˈʌplənd) /

  1. an area of high or relatively high ground

  1. relating to or situated in an upland

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