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Meaning of UPLAND

Pronunciation:  'uplund

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  elevated (e.g., mountainous) land
  2. [adj]  used of high or hilly country

UPLAND is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: alpestrine, alpine, highland, highland(a), mountain(a), mountainous, subalpine
 Antonyms: lowland, lowland
 See Also: down, elevation, Highlands, natural elevation, plateau, tableland



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Up"land\, n.
    1. High land; ground elevated above the meadows and intervals
       which lie on the banks of rivers, near the sea, or between
       hills; land which is generally dry; -- opposed to lowland,
       meadow, marsh, swamp, interval, and the like.
    2. The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of
       towns. [Obs.]
  2. \Up"land\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in
       situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
             Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets
             will invite.                          --Milton.
    2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the
       neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.] ``
       The race of upland giants.'' --Chapman.
    {Upland moccasin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Moccasin}.
    {Upland sandpiper}, or {Upland plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large
       American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda}) much valued as
       a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields
       and uplands. Called also {Bartramian sandpiper},
       {Bartram's tattler}, {field plover}, {grass plover},
       {highland plover}, {hillbird}, {humility}, {prairie
       plover}, {prairie pigeon}, {prairie snipe}, {papabote},
       {quaily}, and {uplander}.
    {Upland sumach} (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus
       Rhus ({Rhus glabra}), used in tanning and dyeing.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Any area that does not qualify as a wetland because the associated hydrologic regime is not sufficiently wet to elicit development of vegetation, soils and/or hydrologic characteristics associated with wetlands. Such areas in floodplains are more appropriately termed nonwetlands.
  2. Generally a land zone sufficiently above or away from freshwater bodies, watercourses, and surface-emergent aquifers to be largely dependent on precipitation for its water supplies.