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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.]
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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
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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).
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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)
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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
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Alps

[ˈælps] npl
the Alps → les Alpes fpl
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Alps

plAlpen pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Alps

[ælps] npl the Alpsle Alpi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
People in Sedrina in the Italian Alps are in permanent shade during the winter time.
FIVE skiers were killed and one seriously injured yesterday when a helicopter crashed in the Italian Alps.
Speaking from Dundee's training base in the Italian Alps, Wilkie said: "I had a brilliant season and my confidence was boosted further when I was given a new deal.
AOSTA, Italy: A professional snowboarder was swept to his death yesterday after he provoked an avalanche while boarding off-trail in the Italian Alps.
The death of historian Konrad Spindler is the latest tragedy to strike those linked with disturbing the Stone Age warrior - found perfectly preserved, frozen in the Italian Alps.
- FIVE skiers and their pilot were killed yesterday when a helicopter crashed in the Italian Alps.
GRAND PRIX star Michael Schumacher heads for a Ferrari bonding session in the Italian Alps next week where he will be told that he is no longer king of the hill.
A military judge has recommended the pilot and navigator of a low-flying Marine jet that cut a ski gondola cable in the Italian Alps killing 20 people face courts martial on negligent homicide charges, a senior military official said yesterday.
A TEENAGER was swept to death after falling in a raging stream on a school trip to the Italian Alps, an inquest heard yesterday.
These include Lyon for the French Alps, Munich for the Austrian Alps, Barcelona for the Pyrenees, Milan for the Italian Alps, Venice for the Dolomites, and Malaga for the Sierra Nevada.
An expert witness said a Marine Corps jet flew as low as 301 feet before cutting a ski lift cable in the Italian Alps, dropping 20 people to their deaths.

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