Share this entry

Share this page

highland

Saltos de línea: high|land
Pronunciación: /ˈhʌɪlənd
 
/

Definición de highland en inglés:

sustantivo

1 [mass noun] (also highlands) An area of high or mountainous land: the highlands of Madagascar [as modifier]: a highland region of Vietnam
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Many areas of both the highlands and the lowlands supported very dense populations prior to the Roman invasion.
  • The topography is a mix of central highlands and peripheral foothills and plains.
  • Both regions enjoy long hot summers and, apart from highland areas like the Cevennes and Pyrennees, mild winters.
Sinónimos
uplands, highlands, mountains, hills, heights, moors, hilly country, mountainous region;
plateau, upland, tableland, mesa, elevated plain, ridge;
British wolds
2 (the Highlands) The mountainous part of Scotland, to the north of Glasgow and Stirling, often associated with Gaelic culture: [as modifier]: a Highland regiment

Origen

Old English hēahlond 'a high promontory' (see high, land).

Derivados

highlander

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Explorers were followed by Christian missionaries intent on imposing Western political and economic practices and religious beliefs on the highlanders.
  • A smaller number of Peru's indigenous highlanders, probably about half a million, speak Aymará, the language of a tribe conquered by the Incas.
  • Conversely, the highlanders had never before seen people who lived beyond their mountain valleys and plains.

highlandman

2
sustantivo (plural highlandmen)
Example sentences
  • Against so powerful a body resistance was hopeless; the invading army made a peaceful entry on 30th March, and, after passing through the town, encamped on the Queen's Links, where it was afterwards joined by five hundred highlandmen sent by Argyle.

Words that rhyme with highland

dryland, island

Definición de highland en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing