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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hahy-luh ndz]
    • /ˈhaɪ ləndz/
    • /ˈhaɪ.ləndz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahy-luh ndz]
    • /ˈhaɪ ləndz/

Definitions of highlands word

  • noun highlands a region in N Scotland, including a number of the Inner Hebrides. 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km). 1
  • noun highlands a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago. 1
  • noun highlands British. West Highland. 1
  • adjective highlands of, relating to, or characteristic of highlands. 1
  • noun highlands An area of high land. 1
  • noun plural highlands Highlands are mountainous areas of land. 0

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Origin of highlands

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hēahlond. See high, land

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Parts of speech for Highlands


highlands popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

highlands usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for highlands

noun highlands

  • prominence — Also, prominency. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness.
  • raise — to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one's hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about.
  • hillock — a small hill.
  • altitude — If something is at a particular altitude, it is at that height above sea level.
  • rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.

Antonyms for highlands

noun highlands

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • nadir — Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
  • inferiority — lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often followed by to): a rank inferior to colonel.
  • flat — horizontally level: a flat roof.
  • lowness — situated, placed, or occurring not far above the ground, floor, or base: a low shelf.

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