mountain range

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mountain range

n.
A series of mountain ridges alike in form, direction, and origin.

mountain range

n
(Physical Geography) a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin

moun′tain range`


n.
a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line or related in origin.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mountain range - a series of hills or mountainsmountain range - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
massif - a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
mountain pass, notch, pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
Translations
سِلْسِلَه جَبَلِيَّه
horský hřebenpásmo
bjergrække
vuorijonovuoristo
horské pásmo
dağ silsilesisıra dağlar

mountain range

ncatena montuosa or di montagne

mountain

(mauntən) noun
a high hill. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; (also adjective) a mountain stream.
ˈmountain birch noun
a type of birch tree.
ˈmountain bike noun
a bicycle with wide tyres for riding over rough ground.
ˈmountain plateauplateauˈmountain range noun
a row of mountains.
ˈmountain ridge noun
a long raised surface along the top of a mountain.
ˌmountaiˈneer noun
a person who climbs mountains, especially with skill, or as his occupation.
ˌmountaiˈneering noun
mountain-climbing.
ˈmountainous adjective
full of mountains. The country is very mountainous.
ˈmountain-side noun
the slope of a mountain. The avalanche swept the climbers down the mountain-side.
ˈmountain-top noun
the summit of a mountain.
make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate the importance of a problem. etc.
References in classic literature ?
The melting of the snows had filled the boulder-strewn bed of the torrent (often dry) that flows through this valley, which is closely shut in between two parallel mountain barriers, above which the peaks of Savoy and of Dauphine tower on every side.
Jackson, Wyoming sits within the greater Jackson Hole region--an area known as being a hub of outdoor recreation activity (and a logical home for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference), Jackson Hole is surrounded by mountain barriers, creating a valley that is 40 miles long and six to eight miles wide.
Thanks to new techniques and equipment either invented or developed and refined in Switzerland, such as shotcrete and tunnel boring machines and high precision measuring devices like sliding micrometers and profilers, permitting safety control and better understanding of the structural behaviour of rock mass, so many tunnels have been drilled that the major mountain barriers have disappeared and the four seasons merged into one.