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Alps

 (ălps)
A mountain system of south-central Europe, about 800 km (500 mi) long and 160 km (100 mi) wide, curving in an arc from the Riviera on the Mediterranean Sea through northern Italy and southeast France, Switzerland, southern Germany, and Austria and into the northwest part of the Balkan Peninsula. The highest peak is Mont Blanc, 4,808 m (15,774 ft), on the French-Italian border.

[Middle English Alpes, from Old English Alpis, from Latin Alpēs; see alp.]

Alps

(ælps)
pl n
1. (Placename) a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)
2. (Placename) a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley

Alps

(ælps)

n.pl.
a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria and Yugoslavia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alps - a large mountain system in south-central EuropeAlps - a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
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
Austria, Oesterreich, Republic of Austria - a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Dolomite Alps - an eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone
Matterhorn - a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
Mont Blanc, Monte Bianco - the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
Tyrolean Alps - a popular tourist area in the Tyrol
Weisshorn - a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
Translations
Alpy
Alperne
Alpid
Alpit
Alpe
Alpok
アルプス山脈
알프스 산맥
Alpes
Alperna
เทือกเขาแอลป์
dãy núi Alps

Alps

[ælps] NPL the Alpslos Alpes

Alps

[ˈælps] npl
the Alps → les Alpes fpl

Alps

plAlpen pl

Alps

[ælps] npl the Alpsle Alpi

Alps

جِبَال الأَلْب Alpy Alperne Alpen Άλπεις Alpes Alpit Alpes Alpe Alpi アルプス山脈 알프스 산맥 Alpen Alpene Alpy Alpes Альпы Alperna เทือกเขาแอลป์ Alpler dãy núi Alps 阿尔卑斯山
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