Main definitions of upland in English

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upland1

noun

also uplands
  • An area of high or hilly land.

    ‘conservation of areas of upland’
    • ‘The weather is sunny and warm, averaging in the 70s year-round, but nighttime temperatures in the uplands may dip into the 60s.’
    • ‘Most lie along deserted hillsides in the uplands, just beyond the margins of modern agriculture.’
    • ‘As ‘hill people,’ they traditionally have been associated with hills and uplands in the Deccan Peninsula.’
    • ‘He continued to be attracted to the Scottish uplands and became leader of the college hill walking group.’
    • ‘The communities are divided into three main categories: gorges, plateau uplands, and disturbed areas.’
    • ‘The uplands support a rich mixture of heather moorland, grassland and animals; maintaining these habitats relies upon grazing - at the right levels.’
    • ‘West Yorkshire, with its urban areas fringed by countryside and uplands, faces a wide range of problems.’
    • ‘In addition, extensive areas of marsh and bog covered parts of the lowlands in addition to extensive areas of the uplands.’
    • ‘The north-east of England is a land where uplands and lowlands meet, and are never far apart.’
    • ‘Dated bones found in caves at the western edge of the limestone uplands have been taken as evidence of rituals that involved adult skulls and other body parts along with animal bones.’
    • ‘Nobody has convincingly explained how the birds, bees, flowers and hares of the uplands can coexist with a new influx of humans.’
    • ‘Both uplands and lowlands possess a variety of soils.’
    • ‘Today's popular continental beef cattle aren't suitable for the uplands of the Dales.’
    • ‘Both in the uplands and the lowlands insects continued to represent an astonishing diversity of forms.’
    • ‘Seas closed, uplands emerged, volcanic activity took place, and the entire continental margin grew by the addition of these new terrains.’
    • ‘The surface itself is a barren desert of extensive plains, rolling uplands and mountains, dotted with impact craters.’
    • ‘There are more than eight thousand lakes, mostly in the uplands.’
    • ‘The landscape of coastal Massachusetts is a mixture of wooded uplands, rocky outcrops, and long, low meadows that sweep down to the sea.’
    • ‘This takes into account different farming conditions in different parts of the uplands, but there's still a lot to do.’
    • ‘The county is predominantly heavily glaciated mountains and uplands with a coast of cliffs and bays.’
    uplands, highlands, mountains, hills, heights, moors, hilly country, mountainous region
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Main definitions of upland in English

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Upland2

proper noun

  • A city in southwestern California, east of Los Angeles and north of Ontario; population 72,091 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation

Upland

/ˈəplənd/