mountain range


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mountain range

n.
A series of mountain ridges alike in form, direction, and origin.

mountain range

n
(Physical Geography) a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin

moun′tain range`


n.
a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line or related in origin.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mountain range - a series of hills or mountainsmountain range - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
massif - a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
mountain pass, notch, pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
Translations
سِلْسِلَه جَبَلِيَّه
horský hřebenpásmo
bjergrække
vuorijonovuoristo
horské pásmo
dağ silsilesisıra dağlar

mountain range

ncatena montuosa or di montagne

mountain

(mauntən) noun
a high hill. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; (also adjective) a mountain stream.
ˈmountain birch noun
a type of birch tree.
ˈmountain bike noun
a bicycle with wide tyres for riding over rough ground.
ˈmountain plateauplateauˈmountain range noun
a row of mountains.
ˈmountain ridge noun
a long raised surface along the top of a mountain.
ˌmountaiˈneer noun
a person who climbs mountains, especially with skill, or as his occupation.
ˌmountaiˈneering noun
mountain-climbing.
ˈmountainous adjective
full of mountains. The country is very mountainous.
ˈmountain-side noun
the slope of a mountain. The avalanche swept the climbers down the mountain-side.
ˈmountain-top noun
the summit of a mountain.
make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate the importance of a problem. etc.
References in classic literature ?
One morning as we skirted a mountain range, seeking a practicable pass, we were attacked by a band of Apaches who had followed our trail up a gulch--it is not far from here.
Up toward its source we traveled until on the tenth day we came to a little spring far up upon the side of a lofty mountain range.
And, over all, was a great mountain range of snowy clouds in the blue southern sky.
It gave us a rather rough climb to the summit, but finally we stood upon the level mesa which stretched back for several miles to the mountain range.
It seemed as though the mountain range had separated two atmospheres, and that now we had got into the thunderous one.
He saw what looked like the truth as by flashes of lightning on a dark, stormy night you might see a mountain range.
On his own small estate the growling old vagabond threw up his own mountain range, like an old volcano, and its geological formation was Dust.
And, beginning at the edge of it, grew the grass--sweet, soft, tender, pasture grass that would have delighted the eyes and beasts of any husbandman and that extended, on and on, for leagues and leagues of velvet verdure, to the backbone of the great island, the towering mountain range flung up by some ancient earth-cataclysm, serrated and gullied but not yet erased by the erosive tropic rains.
We ate dinner, a hurried and anxious meal for me with eighteen men abroad on the sea and beyond the bulge of the earth, and with that heaven-rolling mountain range of clouds moving slowly down upon us.
A day or two afterwards a coach containing the company was really crawling and staggering up the spurs of the menacing mountain range.
He had a feeling that he was being hurried from peak to peak of a mountain range without time to take a good breath in between.
No -- better still, he would join the Indians, and hunt buffaloes and go on the warpath in the mountain ranges and the trackless great plains of the Far West, and away in the future come back a great chief, bristling with feathers, hideous with paint, and prance into Sunday- school, some drowsy summer morning, with a blood- curdling war-whoop, and sear the eyeballs of all his companions with unappeasable envy.

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