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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.