Andes


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An·des

 (ăn′dēz)
A mountain system of western South America extending more than 8,000 km (4,970 mi) from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego parallel to the Pacific coast. The Andes rise at many points to more than 6,500 m (21,325 ft).

An′de·an (ăn′dē-ən, ăn-dē′ən) adj. & n.

Andes

(ˈændiːz)
pl n
(Placename) a major mountain system of South America, extending for about 7250 km (4500 miles) along the entire W coast, with several parallel ranges or cordilleras and many volcanic peaks: rich in minerals, including gold, silver, copper, iron ore, and nitrates. Average height: 3900 m (13 000 ft). Highest peak: Aconcagua, 6960 m (22 835 ft)

An•des

(ˈæn diz)

n.pl.
a mountain range in W South America, extending ab. 4500 mi. (7250 km) from N Colombia and Venezuela south to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, 22,834 ft. (6960 m).
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Noun1.Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coastAndes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
Bolivia, Republic of Bolivia - a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Aconcagua - the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
Ancohuma - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
Bonete - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
Cachi - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
Chimborazo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
Coropuna - a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
El Libertador - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
El Muerto - a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
Galan - a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
Huascaran - a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
Illampu - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
Illimani - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Laudo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
Llullaillaco - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Mercedario - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
Nacimiento - a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
Ojos del Salado - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
Pissis - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
Sajama - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
Tupungato - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
Yerupaja - a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
Translations
Andy
Andesbjergene
Andit
Ande
Andok
アンデス山脈
안데스 산맥
Anderna
เทือกเขาแอนดีส
Dãy núi Andes

Andes

[ˈændiːz] NPL the Andeslos Andes

Andes

[ˈændiːz] npl
the Andes → les Andes fpl

Andes

plAnden pl

Andes

[ˈændiːz] npl the Andesle Ande

Andes

جِبَال الأنديز Andy Andesbjergene Anden Άνδεις Andes Andit Andes Ande Ande アンデス山脈 안데스 산맥 Andesgebergte Andesfjellene Andy Andes Анды Anderna เทือกเขาแอนดีส And Dağları Dãy núi Andes 安第斯山脉
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So this bright coin came from a country planted in the middle of the world, and beneath the great equator, and named after it; and it had been cast midway up the Andes, in the unwaning clime that knows no autumn.
Indeed, whatever being uttered that fearful shriek could not soon repeat it: not the widest-winged condor on the Andes could, twice in succession, send out such a yell from the cloud shrouding his eyrie.
Above us floated products of all kinds, heaped up among these brownish plants; trunks of trees torn from the Andes or the Rocky Mountains, and floated by the Amazon or the Mississippi; numerous wrecks, remains of keels, or ships' bottoms, side-planks stove in, and so weighted with shells and barnacles that they could not again rise to the surface.
It was a part of the great system of granite mountains which forms one of the most important and striking features of North America, stretching parallel to the coast of the Pacific from the Isthmus of Panama almost to the Arctic Ocean; and presenting a corresponding chain to that of the Andes in the southern hemisphere.
But the fool's neighbor, who is a step higher on the Andes of the mind, whose head(that is to say, his more exalted thought) is too far above the fool to be seen or understood, but whose feet (by which I mean his everyday actions) are sufficiently near to be discerned, and by means of which that superiority is ascertained, which but for them would never have been discovered-this neighbor asserts that Shakespeare is a great poet--the fool believes him, and it is henceforward his opinion.
Their Andes, likewise, or mountains, are far higher than those with us; whereby it seems, that the remnants of generation of men, were in such a particular deluge saved.
Geography was taught chiefly by making boys draw maps, and this was a favourite occupation, especially when the country dealt with was mountainous: it was possible to waste a great deal of time in drawing the Andes or the Apennines.
He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.
You see, I'd heard wages was 'way up on the American railroad runnin' from that place over the Andes to Quito.
On the west, however, rise the Rocky Mountains, that immense range which, commencing at the Straights of Magellan, follows the western coast of Southern America under the name of the Andes or the Cordilleras, until it crosses the Isthmus of Panama, and runs up the whole of North America to the very borders of the Polar Sea.
The strata are of sandstone, and one layer was remarkable from being composed of a firmly- cemented conglomerate of pumice pebbles, which must have travelled more than four hundred miles, from the Andes.
All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being, as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere.