Definition of Highlands

1. Noun. A mountainous region of northern Scotland famous for its rugged beauty; known for the style of dress (the kilt and tartan) and the clan system (now in disuse).

Exact synonyms: Highlands Of Scotland
Group relationships: Scotland
Generic synonyms: Highland, Upland
Derivative terms: Highlander, Highlander

Definition of Highlands

1. Proper noun. A mountainous area of Scotland. ¹

2. Noun. An area of high land. ¹

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Definition of Highlands

1. highland [n] - See also: highland

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highlands

High Renaissance
High Sierra
High Street
Higher Intermediate Fare
Higher Intermediate Point
Higher National Diploma
Highland Gaelic
Highland games
Highland wildcat
Highland wildcats
Highlands and Islands
Highlands of Scotland
Highmore's body
Highway Code
Highways Agency
Hijazi Arabic

Literary usage of Highlands

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"Farewell to the highlands, farewell to the North! ... My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the highlands a-chasing the deer; ..."

2. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"FAREWELL to the highlands, farewell to the north. ... My heart's in the highlands, a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, ..."

3. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"V THE Arizona highlands cross Arizona from northeast to southwest as a broad zone of short and nearly parallel mountain ranges separated by valleys deeply ..."

4. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872)
"Proposed visit to the highlands. Allan and Wilkie. Offer of a neat. ... Guide to the highlands. ' day with Fred. He has the key of the cellar. Do. ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"MY heart 's in the highlands ; it long has been here ; My heart 's in the highlands, ... My heart's in the highlands, &c. My heart's in the highlands, &c. ..."

6. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1849)
"The main defenses of the highlands, Forts Clinton and Montgomery, on the west bank of the ... Near the entrance of the highlands, and below the other posts, ..."

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