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Definition of upland:

  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. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
  3. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished.
  4. The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns.

Synonyms:

hilltop, bluff, foothills, rolling, rise, fell, ridge, eminence, mound, gently, butte, alpestrine, subalpine, barrow, moor, alpine, gradual, height, downs, graded, cliff, gentle, hogback, peak, highland, hill, plateau, high ground, crest, prominence, mountainous, dune, mountain, hilly, hump, altitude, ascent, craggy, elevation, mesa, highlands, summit.

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