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al·pine

 (ăl′pīn′)
adj.
1. Alpine Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Alps or their inhabitants.
2. Of or relating to high mountains.
3. Biology Living or growing on mountains above the timberline: alpine plants.
4. often Alpine Sports
a. Of or relating to a style of mountaineering that emphasizes ascent by small parties carrying light packs and eschewing the use of porters.
b. Of or relating to downhill skiing.

[Middle English, from Latin Alpīnus, from Alpēs, the Alps.]

alpine

(ˈælpaɪn)
adj
1. of or relating to high mountains
2. (Botany) (of plants) growing on mountains, esp above the limit for tree growth
3. (Mountaineering) connected with or used in mountaineering in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps
4. (Skiing) skiing of or relating to racing events on steep prepared slopes, such as the slalom and downhill. Compare nordic
n
(Botany) a plant that is native or suited to alpine conditions

Alpine

(ˈælpaɪn)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to the Alps or their inhabitants
2. (Geological Science) geology
a. of or relating to an episode of mountain building in the Tertiary period during which the Alps were formed
b. of or relating to a high mountainous environment heavily modified by glacial erosion

al•pine

(ˈæl paɪn, -pɪn)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to any lofty mountain.
2. very high; elevated.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Alps.
4. native to the heights above the timberline: alpine plants.
5. (often cap.) of or pertaining to downhill or slalom skiing, esp. as a competitive event.
6. (cap.) having the features characteristic of an Alpine.
n.
7. (cap.) a member of a Caucasoid people found in central Europe and characterized by heavy body build, medium complexion, and straight to wavy hair.
[1600–10; < Latin Alpīnus=Alp(ēs) (pl.) the Alps + -īnus -ine1]

alpine

Any herbaceous plant or small shrub that grows above the tree line in mountainous regions. Term often loosely applied to other plants grown for growing in a rock garden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alpine - relating to or characteristic of alpsalpine - relating to or characteristic of alps; "alpine sports"
2.alpine - relating to the Alps and their inhabitantsAlpine - relating to the Alps and their inhabitants; "Alpine countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Germany"
3.alpine - living or growing above the timber linealpine - living or growing above the timber line; "alpine flowers"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
highland, upland - used of high or hilly country

alpine

adjective mountainous, high, towering, soaring, steep, rocky, highland, upland grassy, alpine meadows
Translations
ألبي، نِسْبَةً إلى جِبَال الألْب
alpskývysokohorský
alpinsk
alpesi
Alpafjalla-, háfjalla-
Alpiųaukštikalnių
Alpu-kalnu-
vysokohorský
yüksek dağlara ait

alpine

[ˈælpaɪn]
A. ADJalpino
B. Nplanta f alpestre

alpine

[ˈælpaɪn]
adj (above 1200m)alpin(e); (below 1200m)alpestre
alpine hut → refuge m de montagne
alpine pasture → pâturage m alpestre
alpine skiing → ski m alpin

alpine

adj
Alpinealpin; dialectsder Alpen
(general) → alpin; (Geol) → alpinisch; alpine flowerAlpenblume f; alpine hutBerghütte f; alpine sceneryGebirgs- or Berglandschaft f

alpine

[ˈælpaɪn] adjalpino/a; (plant, pasture) → alpestre
alpine skiing → sci m alpino

alpine

(ˈӕlpain) adjective
of the Alps or other high mountains. alpine flowers.
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