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alp

 (ălp)
n.
1. A mountain meadow, especially one used for pasturage.
2. A high mountain.
3. A very large mound or mass.

[Ultimately, partly via German Alp (from German dialectal (Alemannic) Alp, from Middle High German albe, from Old High German alba) and partly via French regional (Switzerland) alpe (probably of Alpine Romance origin; akin to Lombard alp and Italian alpe), from an indigenous pre-Roman Alpine language (also the source of Latin Alpēs, the Alps), Senses 2 and 3, back-formation from the Alps.]
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alp

(ælp)
n
1. (Physical Geography) (in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks
2. (Physical Geography) a high mountain
[C14: back formation from Alps, from French Alpes (pl), from Latin Alpēs, from Greek Alpeis]

ALP

abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Australian Labor Party
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alp

(ælp)

n.
a high mountain.
[1635–1645; back formation from Alps]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alp - any high mountainalp - any high mountain      
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
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Translations

alp

nBerg min den Alpen
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I was indifferent, for the chamois is a creature that will neither bite me nor abide with me; but to calm Harris, we went to the Ho^tel des Alpes.
Queyranne said that the talks he had had with Tunisian government members and the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President had reinforced the Rhone-Alpes Region's place in French-Tunisian relations, a communique of the Rhone Alpes Region Presidency, a copy of which was received by TAP news agency, on Friday, reads.
3 September 2012 - Switzerland-based financial services provider Credit Des Alpes has entered into an agreement to buy into US real estate broker and asset manager Parinvest Group, the investor said in an e-mailed statement as cited by Bloomberg.
HIG Europe, a European subsidiary of private equity firm HIG Capital, has announced acquisition of assets from Compagnie des Alpes (Euronext: CDA), a France-based company which owns leisure parks.
Brazilian broker Alpes has signed a deal with trading technology supplier Orc Software, enabling its clients to use Orc's low-latency trading infrastructure to execute their trading strategies.
The Aerosol-to-Liquid Particle Extraction System (ALPES) is a portable device that collects airborne particles and concentrates them into a liquid for analysis.
French leisure sites and ski lifts operator Compagnie des Alpes (EPA:CDA) has acquired the remaining 40% it did not already own in ski resort operator Societe des telepheriques de Val-d'Isere, or STVI, for EUR57m (USD80.5m) in cash, French daily Les Echos reported yesterday.