1. an elevated region; plateau: He moved to a highland far from the river.
  2. highlands, a mountainous region or elevated part of a country.


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of highlands.


  1. a region in N Scotland, including a number of the Inner Hebrides. 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km).
  2. a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago.
  3. British. West Highland.


  1. relatively high ground
  2. (modifier) of or relating to a highland


  1. a council area in N Scotland, formed in 1975 (as Highland Region) from Caithness, Sutherland, Nairnshire, most of Inverness-shire, and Ross and Cromarty except for the Outer Hebrides. Administrative centre: Inverness. Pop: 209 080 (2003 est). Area: 25 149 sq km (9710 sq miles)
  2. (modifier) of, relating to, or denoting the Highlands of Scotland

Old English heohlond; see high (adj.) + land (n.). Highlands “mountainous district of Scotland” first recorded early 15c.

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