Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the Alps, a mountain range in Western Europe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain
  • adj. Like the Alps; lofty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or connected with the Alps (then written with a capital), or any lofty mountain; very high; elevated.
  • n. A French fabric having a silk warp and merino-wool filling.
  • [capitalized] In anthropology, noting the type of the European race which inhabits the Alps and the regions east and west of the Alps: characterized by a broad, short head, broad face with full chin and heavy nose, medium stature, and prevalently grayish eyes and brown hair. Also called Celto-Slavic, Sarmatian, Arvernian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. living or growing above the timber line
  • adj. relating to or characteristic of alps
  • adj. relating to the Alps and their inhabitants

Etymologies

French alpin, see also alpine (Wiktionary)

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