Apennines


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Ap·en·nines

 (ăp′ə-nīnz′)
A mountain system extending about 1,200 km (745 mi) from northwest Italy south to the Strait of Messina. The highest peak is Mount Corno, rising to 2,912 m (9,554 ft).

Apennines

(ˈæpəˌnaɪnz)
pl n
1. (Placename) a mountain range in Italy, extending over 1250 km (800 miles) from the northwest to the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Highest peak: Monte Corno, 2912 m (9554 ft)
2. (Astronomy) a mountain range lying in the N quadrants of the moon, extending over 950 km along the SE border of the Mare Imbrium and rising to 6200 m

Ap•en•nines

(ˈæp əˌnaɪnz)

n.pl.
a mountain range in Italy, extending across the entire peninsula from NW to SW. Highest peak, Monte Corno, 9585 ft. (2922 m).
Also called Ap′ennine Moun′tains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Apennines - a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsulaApennines - a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula
Caudine Forks - a battle in the Apennines in 321 BC in which the Samnites defeated the Romans
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Translations

Apennines

[ˈæpɪnaɪnz] NPLApeninos mpl

Apennines

[ˈæpəˌnaɪnz] npl
the Apennines → les Apennins mpl

Apennines

plApennin m, → Apenninen pl

Apennines

[ˈæpəˌnaɪnz] npl the Apenninesgli Apennini mpl
References in classic literature ?
A gang of beggars have their Patrico, and the banditti of the Apennines have among them persons acting as monks and priests, by whom they are confessed, and who perform mass before them.
Are you aware that Helen and I have walked alone over the Apennines, with our luggage on our backs?
Considering I've walked over the Apennines, it's common sense.
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.
This mountain separated the Apennines from the Carpathians.
A beech tree on the slopes of the Pyrenees is just what a beech tree here in these Carlisle woods is; and there used to be an old pine hereabouts whose twin brother I was well acquainted with in a dell among the Apennines.
It gave Lucy the sensation of a fog, and when she reached her own room she opened the window and breathed the clean night air, thinking of the kind old man who had enabled her to see the lights dancing in the Arno and the cypresses of San Miniato, and the foot-hills of the Apennines, black against the rising moon.
Ethel had been earnestly assured that brigands, the true cut-throats of the modern legend, still haunted that ridge and held that pass of the Apennines.
The models the team used in their investigation mimicked the conditions at four different mountain ranges in Europe and Asia: the Himalayas, which are home to Mount Everest; the Alps, the biggest mountain chain in Europe; the Zagros, which are mostly in Iran; and the Apennines in Italy.
Before combat ceased in 1945, these 10 servicemen would fly 19 combat missions together in the Northern Apennines, Balkan, Po Valley, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns .
5 on the Richter scale, followed by many aftershocks, affected vast areas of the Apennines chain in central Italy, in particular the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.
The Welsh cyclist, who had rode an astonishing time trial to finish second the previous day, warned before the 161km (100ml) leg through the Apennines Mountains from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna he was not feeling his best.