Meaning of “highlands” in the English Dictionary

"highlands" in British English

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highlandsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.ləndz/ us /ˈhaɪ.ləndz/

a mountainous area of a country:

Most villages in the highlands are now connected by roads.
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈhaɪ.lənd/ us /ˈhaɪ.lənd/

in or relating to an area with mountains or hills:

highland springs

the Highlandsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.ləndz/ us /ˈhaɪ.ləndz/

a mountainous area in northern Scotland:

the Scottish Highlands
adjective [ before noun ] uk us

related to or connected with the Scottish Highlands:

a Highland reel

(Definition of “highlands” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"highlands" in American English

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highlandsplural noun

us /ˈhɑɪ·ləndz/

an area with mountains:

Melting snow in the highlands is causing flooding in the valley.

(Definition of “highlands” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)