lowland (n.) c.1500, originally with reference to Scotland, from LOW (Cf. low) (adj.) + LAND (Cf. land) (n.). Related: Lowlander.

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  • lowland — [lō′lənd; ] also, for n. [, lō′land΄] n. land that is below the level of the surrounding land adj. of, in, or from such a region the Lowlands lowland region of SC Scotland, between the Highlands & the Southern Uplands lowlander n. Lowlander …   English World dictionary

  • Lowland — Low land, n. Land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country; opposed to {highland}. [1913 Webster] {The Lowlands}, Belgium and Holland; the Netherlands; also, the southern part of Scotland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lowland — ► NOUN 1) (also lowlands) low lying country. 2) (the Lowlands) the part of Scotland lying south and east of the Highlands. DERIVATIVES lowlander noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Lowland — In physical geography, a lowland is any broad expanse of land with a general low level. The term is thus applied to the landward portion of the upward slope from oceanic depths to continental highlands, to a region of depression in the interior… …   Wikipedia

  • lowland —   Kai; ipu kai (fig.).    ♦ Of the lowland, o kai.    ♦ Lowland dweller, kō kula kai …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • lowland — n. & adj. n. 1 (usu. in pl.) low lying country. 2 (Lowland) (usu. in pl.) the region of Scotland lying south and east of the Highlands. adj. of or in lowland or the Scottish Lowlands. Derivatives: lowlander n. (also Lowlander) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lowland — I. noun Date: 15th century low or level country II. adjective Date: 1508 1. capitalized of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland 2. of or relating to a lowland …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lowland — /loh leuhnd/, 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. 3. Lowlands, the speech of those native to the Scottish Lowlands. adj. 4. of, pertaining… …   Universalium

  • lowland — noun Area which is lower than surrounding areas. The lowland region was prone to flooding during the rainy season …   Wiktionary

  • lowland — low•land [[t]ˈloʊ lənd[/t]] n. 1) land that is low or level in comparison with the adjacent country 2) geg the Lowlands, a low, level region in central, and E Scotland 3) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lowland or lowlands 4) peo (cap.) …   From formal English to slang

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