What is another word for upland?

Pronunciation: [ˈʌplənd] (IPA)

Upland refers to a higher elevation than the surrounding areas, typically used to describe hills or mountains. One synonym for upland is highland, which emphasizes the height of the land. Another synonym is plateau, which suggests a flat or gently sloping area at a high elevation. Other synonyms include hill country, mountainous, hilly, elevated, and rugged terrain. These words evoke the image of a landscape that is not flat and may be difficult to traverse. Upland areas are often associated with outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Whatever the word used to describe it, upland terrain offers both challenges and beautiful views for those who venture into it.

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What are the opposite words for upland?

The word "upland" refers to elevated or highland areas, but it also has its opposite, which is "lowland." Lowland areas are flat or gently rolling plains that are often close to sea level. Another antonym of upland is "lowland" or "low-lying area," which is often associated with wetlands or marshes. In contrast, upland areas typically have drier soil and do not receive as much rainfall. Other antonyms of upland include "valley," "canyon," and "gorge," which denote areas that are located at lower elevations and characterized by steep or rugged terrain. Overall, the antonyms of upland are often associated with low-lying or depressed areas that are geographically opposite to the elevated nature of upland regions.

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Usage examples for Upland

Such is the case over wide areas in the upland districts of the south of Scotland.
"Geology"
James Geikie
Back through the garden, over a sparsely wooded upland, and down to the track.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
From the wooded upland the country about looked phantom-like, unreal.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Upland

  • There were no clouds, the sun was going down in a limpid, gold-washed sky. Just as the lower edge of the red disk rested on the high fields against the horizon, a great black figure suddenly appeared on the face of the sun. We sprang to our feet, straining our eyes toward it. In a moment we realized what it was. On some upland farm, a plough had been left standing in the field. The sun was sinking just behind it. Magnified across the distance by the horizontal light, it stood out against the sun, was exactly contained within the circle of the disk; the handles, the tongue, the share — black against the molten red. There it was, heroic in size, a picture writing on the sun.
    Willa Cather
  • I know what the caged bird feels, alas!      When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind blows soft through the springing grass, And the river floats like a stream of glass;      When the first bird sings and the first bud opes, And the faint perfume from its chalice steals— I know what the caged bird feels!I know why the caged bird beats his wing      Till its blood is red on the cruel bars; For he must fly back to his perch and cling When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;      And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars And they pulse again with a keener sting— I know why he beats his wing!I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,      When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,— When he beats his bars and he would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee,      But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea that upward to Heaven he flings— I know why the caged bird sings!
    Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Hear it, O Thyrsis, still our tree is there!— Ah, vain! These English fields, this upland dim, These brambles pale with mist engarlanded, That lone, sky-pointing tree, are not for him; To a boon southern country he is fled, And now in happier air, Wandering with the great Mother’s train divine (And purer or more subtle soul than thee, I trow, the mighty Mother doth not see) Within a folding of the Apennine.
    Matthew Arnold
  • Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn.
    Thomas Gray

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