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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.
References in classic literature ?
The identity of many plants and animals, on mountain-summits, separated from each other by hundreds of miles of lowlands, where the Alpine species could not possibly exist, is one of the most striking cases known of the same species living at distant points, without the apparent possibility of their having migrated from one to the other.
The Rigi-Kulm is an imposing Alpine mass, six thousand feet high, which stands by itself, and commands a mighty prospect of blue lakes, green valleys, and snowy mountains-- a compact and magnificent picture three hundred miles in circumference.
A retrogade move Channel of a mountain torrent Alpine scenery Cascades Beaver valleys Beavers at work Their architecture Their modes of felling trees Mode of trapping beaver Contests of skill A beaver "up to trap" Arrival at the Green River caches
In the homely Alpine villages or in the lonely mountain passes, I could tell by his quick glancing eyes and his sharp scrutiny of every face that passed us, that he was well convinced that, walk where we would, we could not walk ourselves clear of the danger which was dogging our footsteps.
But in most creatures, nay in man himself, very often the brow is but a mere strip of alpine land lying along the snow line.
But on the other side, on the flat Essex side, a shapeless and desolate red edifice, a vast pile of bricks with many windows and a slate roof more inaccessible than an Alpine slope, towers over the bend in monstrous ugliness, the tallest, heaviest building for miles around, a thing like an hotel, like a mansion of flats (all to let), exiled into these fields out of a street in West Kensington.
Do you calculate that I am prepared to dwell only on what vice and degradation may be found in Alpine villages, and to leave quite out of my heart the social greatness of my countrymen, and our blood-earned freedom, and the natural glories of our mountains?
The trees reach to an elevation of between 1000 and 1500 feet, and are succeeded by a band of peat, with minute alpine plants; and this again is succeeded by the line of perpetual snow, which, according to Captain King, in the Strait of Magellan descends to between 3000 and 4000 feet.
Accept it, and the Alpine maid, From Laurie and from Jo.