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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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The highest telephone in the world is on the peak of Monte Rosa, in the Italian Alps, very nearly three miles above the level of the sea.
State-of-the-art features include award-winning indoor spin bikes which allow users to enjoy their cycle training in the Italian Alps and the latest gym technology.
Jet2 has recently announced services to four top ski destinations - Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin -from Birmingham Airport, giving skiers and snowboarders' access to slopes in the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps and over 600 resorts to choose from across the four destinations.
Only we were thinking of sending you and the crew on a jolly to a picturesque village in the Italian Alps.
Probably the most studied human being to have lived on the planet, Otzi the iceman was discovered in 1991 in the Italian Alps by two climbers.
Originating from Lombardy region of northern Italian Alps, Gadioli has joined Al Ain Rotana from Abu Dhabi working previously for TDIC.
leg is long terrain, The current Europe leg is 3,400 miles long and covers some punishing terrain, including a climb to more than 9,000ft through the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, but he is keeping up a cracking pace.
Scientists who study Otzi, discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991, say that most of his tattoos are located on or next to parts of his body that probably caused him pain.
When her brother, a curator at the university museum, gives her a family keepsake from their recently deceased grandmother, Diana begins a journey that will take her from Pennsylvania to Milan and the Italian Alps, to discover what lies hidden inside and what has caused her recent affliction by what she knows must be sleep paralysis attacks, a frightening condition in which she awakens, unable to move or cry out, with the overwhelming sense something unseen is suffocating her.
There's even a special wine-tasting course thrown in and, unless you've actually been to this modest corner of the Italian Alps, I can honestly say it's like no wine you've ever tasted.
Hoping to cool off, NEL STAVELEY makes her way around the Italian Alps, where it's permissible to drink hot chocolate in the summer I'M standing in the middle of scenery so staggeringly beautiful, they should probably reshoot the opening scenes to The Sound of Music here.

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