uplands

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Upland \Up"land\, noun

1. High land; ground elevated above the meadows and intervals which lie on the banks of rivers, near the sea, or between hills; land which is generally dry; -- opposed to {lowland}, {meadow}, {marsh}, {swamp}, {interval}, and the like.

2. The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Upland \Up"land\, adjective

1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.

Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. --Milton.

2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2] " The race of upland giants." --Chapman.

{Upland moccasin}. (Zool.) See {Moccasin}.

{Upland sandpiper}, or {Upland plover} (Zool.), a large American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda}) much valued as a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields and uplands. Called also {Bartramian sandpiper}, {Bartram's tattler}, {field plover}, {grass plover}, {highland plover}, {hillbird}, {humility}, {prairie plover}, {prairie pigeon}, {prairie snipe}, {papabote}, {quaily}, and {uplander}.

{Upland sumach} (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus Rhus ({Rhus glabra}), used in tanning and dyeing.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

upland

adjective

1: used of high or hilly country [syn: {upland}, {highland(a)}] [ant: {lowland}]

noun

1: elevated (e.g., mountainous) land [syn: {highland}, {upland}] [ant: {lowland}]


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