Definition of Lowland

1. Noun. Low level country.

Specialized synonyms: Lowlands, Lowlands Of Scotland
Specialized synonyms: Landfill
Generic synonyms: Depression, Natural Depression
Antonyms: Highland

2. Adjective. Of relatively low or level country.
Similar to: Low-lying, Sea-level
Antonyms: Upland

Definition of Lowland

1. n. Land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country; -- opposed to highland.

Definition of Lowland

1. Noun. Area which is lower than surrounding areas. ¹

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Definition of Lowland

1. an area of land lying lower than the adjacent country [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lowland

lowest achievable emissions rate
lowest common denominator
lowest common denominators
lowest common multiple
lowest common multiples
lowest lumbar arteries
lowest splanchnic nerve
lowest thyroid artery
lowland (current term)
lowland burrowing treefrog
lowland fir
lowland white fir

Literary usage of Lowland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"THE Western lowland of Ecuador forms, of course, the smallest part of the country ; but it is the most beautiful district along the Pacific coast of South ..."

2. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"The central lowland is developed upon the Salina and Hudson River shales and other soft formations. Formerly the strata extended farther north, ..."

3. A Handbook of Northern France by William Morris Davis (1918)
"The lowland will be first described; then the maritime plain, ... The lowland of Flanders. The lowland is relatively infertile : it is the narrow beginning ..."

4. Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, William Austin Horn (1896)
"lowland, exceedingly diffused. lowland, wide-spread, and partly saxatile. ... lowland, rare. lowland and saxatile, widespread. lowland and saxatile ..."

5. The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"It remains to consider the question why the highland fir, as it is called in Rome, is inferior, while the lowland fir is extremely useful in buildings so ..."

6. Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands by New York Academy of Sciences (1922)
"Part of its broad valley, therefore, functions as an inner lowland, but the stream itself can not be classed as a subsequent stream, at least in reference ..."

7. Publications by English Dialect Society (1874)
"eastern Mid lowland = Dr. Murray's Lothian and Fife, 141. Distinctive points 142. ... mid North lowland = Dr. Murray's Moray and Aberdeen, 156. ..."

8. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Winning mean prey by causeless strife, Wrenching from ruined lowland swain 130 ... Where live the mountain Chiefs who hold That plundering lowland field and ..."

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