Definition of highland in English:


Line breaks: high|land
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪlənd


  • 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
  • 2.1 (Highland) A council area of northern Scotland; administrative centre, Inverness.



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  • 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.


noun (plural highlandmen)
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  • 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.


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

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