Definition of flatland in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflatland/ /ˈflætlænd/


also flatlands
  • Land with no hills, valleys, or mountains.

    ‘another 100 miles of flatland’
    • ‘It subsumes mountain ranges, valleys and flatlands at an elevation range of more than 6,000 feet.’
    • ‘After exploring gentle mountain slopes, taiga flatland and highland barrens, we suddenly reached the plateau's edge.’
    • ‘The fertile valley, surrounded by desert mountains, ends in flatlands and on to the sea.’
    • ‘Start in the flatlands of the Silicon Valley, where the hopes of software engineers and venture capitalists are slowly coming back to life after five lean years.’
    • ‘I made my way back to the valley flatlands of the Rhone.’
    • ‘Flying region is a mixture of flatlands and low hills - much safer than any alpine region.’
    • ‘Then you go further south and the huge mountains turns into rolling hills and the rolling hills turn into flatlands.’
    • ‘Anyway, the views from the top are terrific, one way down and out of the valley, over the flatlands to the North York Moors.’
    • ‘The pampas are vast flatlands of cattle and horse farms.’
    • ‘A few more days later still it will be time to leave these hills for the flatlands my family calls home.’
    • ‘And, in a stretch of flatland in nearby hills, are more vivid totems of the Tiger God with the supreme Sun God, the Cattle God and the Land God.’
    • ‘At first quick glance, the image appears to present a pretty nondescript, rusty-colored flatland dotted with rocks.’
    • ‘We are all very happy to be out of the hot, dry, dusty flatlands and in the cool, moist hills and mountains with fields that actually have grass in them.’
    • ‘There's nothing but flatland and trees for miles!’
    • ‘Since Hollenstein had grown up on a small farm in the flatlands of the Rhine River Valley, she had had nothing to prepare her physically for grueling mountain warfare except the work-regime of farm labor.’
    • ‘Dry-rice agriculture is also practiced in the hilly areas between the flatlands.’
    • ‘Up well away from the river now in the heart of the flatland, insects are hitting the windshield.’
    • ‘The views out west over the flatlands are terrific.’
    • ‘Frank and Ronald were born 30 years ago to working-class Catholic parents in the wet flatlands north of Amsterdam.’
    • ‘That's all you need in these flatlands and the all-round views are super.’
    grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe