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moun·tain·ous

 (moun′tə-nəs)
adj.
1. Having many mountains.
2. Resembling a mountain in size; huge: mountainous waves.

mountainous

(ˈmaʊntɪnəs) or

mountainy

adj
1. (Physical Geography) of or relating to mountains: a mountainous region.
2. like a mountain, esp in size or impressiveness
ˈmountainously adv
ˈmountainousness n

moun•tain•ous

(ˈmaʊn tn əs)

adj.
1. abounding in mountains.
2. resembling a mountain, as being very large and high.
[1400–50]
moun′tain•ous•ly, adv.
moun′tain•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mountainous - having hills and crags; "hilly terrain"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.mountainous - like a mountain in size and impressiveness; "mountainous waves"; "a mountainous dark man"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
3.mountainous - containing many mountains
highland, upland - used of high or hilly country

mountainous

adjective
1. high, towering, soaring, steep, rocky, highland, alpine, upland a mountainous region
2. huge, great, enormous, mighty, immense, daunting, gigantic, monumental, mammoth, prodigious, hulking, ponderous a plan designed to reduce the company's mountainous debt
huge little, small, minute, tiny, petty, trivial, insignificant, diminutive, puny

mountainous

adjective
Translations
جَبَلي، كثير الجِبالجَبَلِيٌّ
hornatýhorský
bjergrig
vuoristoinen
planinski
fjöllóttur
山の多い
산이 많은
hornatý
gorat
bergig
เต็มไปด้วยภูเขา
có núi

mountainous

[ˈmaʊntɪnəs] ADJ
1. (lit) → montañoso
2. (fig) → gigantesco

mountainous

[ˈmaʊntɪnəs] adjmontagneux/eusemountain pass ncol mmountain range nchaîne f de montagnesmountain rescue nle secours en montagnemountain rescue team ncolonne f de secours

mountainous

adjbergig, gebirgig; (fig: = huge) → riesig; wavesmeterhoch; mountainous seasstürmische See (mit meterhohen Wellen)

mountainous

[ˈmaʊntɪnəs] adj (country) → montagnoso/a, montuoso/a (fig) → gigantesco/a

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.

mountainous

جَبَلِيٌّ hornatý bjergrig gebirgig ορεινός montañoso vuoristoinen montagneux planinski montagnoso 山の多い 산이 많은 bergachtig fjellendt górzysty montanhoso гористый bergig เต็มไปด้วยภูเขา dağlık có núi 多山的
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Besides grief for her master, there was another source for that briny stream which so plentifully rose above the two mountainous cheek-bones of the housekeeper.
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