- (used with a singular verb) a mountainous region in N Scotland, N of the Grampians.
- an elevated region; plateau: He moved to a highland far from the river.
- highlands, a mountainous region or elevated part of a country.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of highlands.
- a region in N Scotland, including a number of the Inner Hebrides. 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km).
- a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago.
- British. West Highland.
noun the Highlands
- the part of Scotland that lies to the northwest of the great fault that runs from Dumbarton to Stonehaven
- a smaller area consisting of the mountainous north of Scotland: distinguished by Gaelic culture
- (often not capital) the highland region of any country
- relatively high ground
- (modifier) of or relating to a highland
- 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)
- (modifier) of, relating to, or denoting the Highlands of Scotland