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n. (context Scotland English) A wide, flat river valley.
Word definitions in Wikipedia
A strath is a large valley , typically a river valley that is wide and shallow (as opposed to a glen , which is typically narrower and deep). An anglicisation of the Gaelic word srath , it is one of many that have been absorbed into the English language ...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Strath \Strath\, n. [Gael. srath.] A valley of considerable size, through which a river runs; a valley bottom; -- often used in composition with the name of the river; as, Strath Spey, Strathdon, Strathmore. [Scot.] The long green strath of Napa valley. ...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"wide river valley between hills," 1530s, from Scottish, from Old Irish srath "wide river valley," from Old Celtic *s(t)rato- , from PIE root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)).
Usage examples of strath.
Jim and Louisa reined in on the crest and looked down into a wide strath, a gently sloping valley through which another river meandered.
From Bonar Bridge we drive along Strath Carron for ten miles on an unpaved single-track road through the woods.
This inland expanse of deserted straths, forsaken glens, and desolate lochs is where the impact of the Highland Clearances is most readily apparent.
The gifts are the mountains, the lochs, the limitless sky, the sea, the hills, the straths.
Far from their homes in the straths between hills, they would long for this land now emptied.
People engaged in mixed farming, with cattle, horses, and small native sheep grazing the hills, and small-scale cultivation of corn and hay in the straths, or valleys.
Jimmy Bell, the local amateur historian, theorizes that Carnaig Street, which runs through Littletown, was so named because of people cleared from Strath Carnaig, northwest of Dornoch), or given passage to North America.