Everest


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Ev·er·est

 (ĕv′ər-ĭst, ĕv′rĭst), Mount
A mountain, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) high, of the central Himalaya Mountains on the Tibet-Nepal border. The highest elevation in the world, it was first scaled in 1953 by members of an expedition including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
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Everest

(ˈɛvərɪst)
n
1. (Placename) Mount Everest a mountain in S Asia on the border between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world; first climbed by members of a British-led expedition (1953). Height: established as 8848 m (29 028 ft) for many years, but the latest of a series of more recent reassessments (in 1999), not currently accepted by all authorities or by either of the controlling governments, puts it at 8850 m (29 035 ft). Nepalese name: Sagarmatha Chinese names: Qomolangma or Chomolungma
2. any high point of ambition or achievement
[C19: named after Sir G. Everest (1790–1866), Surveyor-General of India]
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Ev•er•est

(ˈɛv ər ɪst, ˈɛv rɪst)

n.
Mount, a mountain in S Asia, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world. 29,028 ft. (8848 m).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Everest - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and NepalEverest - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
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Translations

Everest

[ˈevərɪst] N (also Mount Everest) → (monte m) Everest m
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Everest

[ˈɛvərɪst] n (also Mount Everest) → le mont Everest, l'Everest m
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Everest

n (Mount) Everestder (Mount) Everest
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Everest

[ˈɛvərɪst] n (also Mount Everest) → l'Everest m, il monte m Everest
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