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low·land

 (lō′lənd)
n.
An area of land that is low in relation to the surrounding country.
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of low, usually level land.

lowland

(ˈləʊlənd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) relatively low ground
2. (Physical Geography) (often plural) a low generally flat region
adj
(Physical Geography) of or relating to a lowland or lowlands
ˈlowlander n

Lowland

(ˈləʊlənd)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or the dialect of English spoken there

low•land

(ˈloʊ lənd)

n.
1. land that is low or level in comparison with the adjacent country.
2. the Lowlands, a low, level region in S, central, and E Scotland.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lowland or lowlands.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Lowlands of Scotland or the speech of this area.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowland - low level countrylowland - low level country      
landfill - a low area that has been filled in
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
highland, upland - elevated (e.g., mountainous) land
Adj.1.lowland - of relatively low or level country
highland, upland - used of high or hilly country
highland, upland - used of high or hilly country
Translations
أرْض مُنْخَفِضَه
nížinatýnížinný
lavlands-
láglendis-
nížinatý
ova/düzlük alana ait

lowland

[ˈləʊlənd]
A. Ntierra f baja the Lowlandslas tierras bajas de Escocia
B. ADJde tierra baja

lowland

[ˈləʊlənd]
nplaine f
adj [area] → de plaines

lowland

[ˈləʊlənd] nbassopiano, pianura
the Lowlands of Scotland → le Lowlands scozzesi

low1

(ləu) adjective
1. not at or reaching up to a great distance from the ground, sea-level etc. low hills; a low ceiling; This chair is too low for the child.
2. making little sound; not loud. She spoke in a low voice.
3. at the bottom of the range of musical sounds. That note is too low for a female voice.
4. small. a low price.
5. not strong; weak or feeble. The fire was very low.
6. near the bottom in grade, rank, class etc. low temperatures; the lower classes.
adverb
in or to a low position, manner or state. The ball flew low over the net.
ˈlower verb
1. to make or become less high. She lowered her voice.
2. to let down. He lowered the blinds.
ˈlowly adjective
of low rank; humble.
ˈlowliness noun
ˈlow-down adjective
mean; contemptible. a low-down thief.
ˈlowland adjective
of or concerning lowlands. lowland districts.
ˈlowlander noun
a person who lives in the lowlands.
ˈlowlands noun plural
land which is low compared with other, higher land.
ˈlow-lying adjective
(of land) at a height not much above sea-level.
low-ˈtech noun
technology using simple tools and unsophisticated equipment and methods.
adjective
low-tech industries/skills.
low tide/water
the time when the sea is lowest at a particular place during ebb-tide. There is three feet of water in the harbour, even at low water.
be low on
not to have enough of. I'll have to go to the supermarket – we're low on coffee and sugar.
References in classic literature ?
It was studded with islands which, like the alluvial bottoms, were covered with groves of cotton-wood, thickets of willow, tracts of good lowland grass, and abundance of green rushes.
Suddenly there arose from all parts of the lowland a prolonged and repeated call--"Waow
All across the meadow lands the hot air danced and quivered, and in the limpid waters of the lowland brook, spanned by a little stone bridge, the fish hung motionless above the yellow gravel, and the dragonfly sat quite still, perched upon the sharp tip of a spike of the rushes, with its wings glistening in the sun.
An hour later the vessel was running close in by a shore of wondrous beauty beside a parklike meadow that stretched back a mile inland to the foot of a plateau when Whitely called attention to a score of figures clambering downward from the elevation to the lowland below.
It is not, however, peculiar to that bird: the Polyborus, snipe, upland and lowland goose, thrush, bunting, and even some true hawks, are all more or less tame.
Many of Burns' poems are in the Lowland Scots dialect; a few are wholly in ordinary English; and some combine the two idioms.
The Highland dress being forbidden by law since the rebellion, and the people condemned to the Lowland habit, which they much disliked, it was strange to see the variety of their array.
But finally the party emerged from the lowlands of the coast and went up in among the hills, where though the going was harder, the climate was better.
The children acted as guides; they walked us along the top of the highest walls, then took us up into a high tower and showed us a wide and beautiful landscape, made up of wavy distances of woody hills, and a nearer prospect of undulating expanses of green lowlands, on the one hand, and castle-graced crags and ridges on the other, with the shining curves of the Neckar flowing between.
The air, not often sultry in this elevated region, nearly two thousand feet above the sea, was now sharp and cold, like that of a clear November evening in the lowlands.
This appeal is not always a charm, for there are estuaries of a particularly dispiriting ugliness: lowlands, mud- flats, or perhaps barren sandhills without beauty of form or amenity of aspect, covered with a shabby and scanty vegetation conveying the impression of poverty and uselessness.
But the brother of Miquon is just; he will cut the country in two parts, as the river cuts the lowlands, and will say to the ‘Young Eagle,’ ‘Child of the Delawares