Definition of meadowland in English:



also meadowlands
  • Land used for the cultivation of grass for hay.

    ‘a large village in open meadowland’
    • ‘the funds will help conserve endangered meadowlands’
    • ‘Each heir must get an equal share of land of each quality: meadowlands, pastureland, woodland, etc.’
    • ‘I will ask you politely - return me to my men in the meadowlands and return these royal ladies to their proper place and I shall consider the obligation fulfilled.’
    • ‘She stared affectionately across the meadowlands that surrounded her as a light warm breeze ran teasing fingers through her hair, knowing exactly where she was.’
    • ‘Trimble stops - abruptly - and contemplates the peaceful meadowlands by the River Bann lying below him, with their placid herds of grazing cattle.’
    • ‘On a clear day, any Faerie farmer tending his crops on the meadowlands below the foothills could see the numerous isolated cottages, villas, and little castles where these adepts lived.’
    • ‘They set off at an easy canter out across the meadowlands.’
    • ‘Horses run free across the meadowlands and the lion will sleep with the lamb.’
    • ‘These barriers halted the early flood of Anglo-Saxon invaders to fertile meadowlands and ancient woodlands.’
    • ‘After a simple, single whistle from Arvid, they set off at a hearty gallop southeast across the great meadowlands.’
    • ‘We walked through the stream and out across the meadowlands beyond.’
    • ‘So various devices have been evolved for dealing with the overflows, a favourite of which has been to build lodgings on meadowland owned by the colleges next to the Cam.’
    • ‘Scattered over the meadowland are three small pavilions, made, like the museum, with rusted steel plates over steel frames.’
    grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe



/ˈmedōˌlan(d)/ /ˈmɛdoʊˌlæn(d)/