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High·land

 (hī′lənd)
n.
Any of a variety of hardy beef cattle developed in the Scottish Highlands and having long horns and a shaggy coat. Also called Scottish Highland.

high·land

 (hī′lənd)
n.
1. Elevated land.
2. highlands A mountainous or hilly section of a country.
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a highland.

highland

(ˈhaɪlənd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) relatively high ground
2. (Physical Geography) (modifier) of or relating to a highland
ˈhighlander n

Highland

(ˈhaɪlənd)
n
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) (modifier) of, relating to, or denoting the Highlands of Scotland

high•land

(ˈhaɪ lənd)

n.
1. an elevated region; plateau.
2. highlands, a mountainous region or elevated part of a country.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of highlands.
[before 1000]

High•land

(ˈhaɪ lənd)

n.
1. a region in N Scotland, including the Hebrides. 207,500; 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highland - elevated (e.g., mountainous) landhighland - elevated (e.g., mountainous) land  
down - (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
plateau, tableland - a relatively flat highland
lowland - low level country
Adj.1.highland - used of high or hilly countryhighland - used of high or hilly country  
lowland - of relatively low or level country
Translations
horský
hoogland

highland

[ˈhaɪlənd] ADJmontañés, de montaña; [region] → montañoso
Highland dress traje tradicional de las Tierras Altas de Escocia
Highland fling baile escocés
Highland Gamesjuegos mpl escoceses
see also highlands
HIGHLAND GAMES
Los Highland Games se celebran anualmente en distintos lugares de Escocia y en ellos se realizan competiciones de deportes tradicionales celtas, junto con bailes típicos y concursos de gaitas. Probablemente, de todos los juegos, el más famoso es el que tiene lugar en Braemar, cerca de Balmoral, en el noreste de Escocia. Entre las competiciones normalmente asociadas con estos juegos están el lanzamiento de troncos (tossing the caber) y el lanzamiento de martillo.
References in classic literature ?
In a lonely Highland village more than a hundred and fifty years ago there lived a little boy called James Macpherson.
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
Every partner who had charge of an interior post, and a score of retainers at his Command, felt like the chieftain of a Highland clan, and was almost as important in the eyes of his dependents as of himself.
Johnson and others, who had dared to say in their time that the poems of Ossian were not genuine lays of the Gaelic bard, handed down from father to son, and taken from the lips of old women in Highland huts, as Macpherson claimed.
Few are the foreheads which like Shakespeare's or Melancthon's rise so high, and descend so low, that the eyes themselves seem clear, eternal, tideless mountain lakes; and all above them in the forehead's wrinkles, you seem to track the antlered thoughts descending there to drink, as the Highland hunters track the snow prints of the deer.
Over the head of my bed there is a picture of Robby Burns standing at Highland Mary's grave, shadowed by an enormous weeping willow tree.
THERE is something repellent to me, even at this distance of time, in looking back at the dreary days, of seclusion which followed each other monotonously in my Highland home.
She had a knitted shawl over her head; her blue Highland eyes took the light from the neighbouring street-lamp and sparkled; and when the door opened and closed upon her, John felt cruelly alone.
You know that Highland Scotch family of MacNabs back of the Glen?
He had a monkey on his shoulder, dressed in a Highland plaid; and, to complete the sum of splendid attractions wherewith he presented himself to the public, there was a company of little figures, whose sphere and habitation was in the mahogany case of his organ, and whose principle of life was the music which the Italian made it his business to grind out.
I have never been in the Highlands," the lieutenant replied.
It has only been to throw a little money into their Pockets (continued Augusta) that my Father has always travelled in their Coach to veiw the beauties of the Country since our arrival in Scotland--for it would certainly have been much more agreable to us, to visit the Highlands in a Postchaise than merely to travel from Edinburgh to Sterling and from Sterling to Edinburgh every other Day in a crowded and uncomfortable Stage.