American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A mountain system of south-central Europe, about 805 km (500 mi) long and 161 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, 4,810.2 m (15,771 ft), on the French-Italian border.
- n. A mountain range in Western Europe, running from France to Austria, with its highest peak Mont Blanc at 4808 meters.
- n. a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
- Ultimately from Latin Alpes. (Wiktionary)
“The brown trout in the Alps is a little more distant.”
“In the winter, outside the house, we had the snow with which to build statues and make forts, and huge piles of wood covered with ice, which we called the Alps, so difficult were they of ascent and descent.”
“Can we have a round of applause, now, for seeing-eyed dogs who deliver their charges safely over the worlds danger zones? in Alps, Cafés | Permalink”
“Whoever the Jerry Jones of the Alps is will make sure heads roll.”
“Recommended album "Liberta" by Pep's (my son Max's favorite): from the clip, below. in Alps | Permalink”
“Jeremy Hunt's push for new local TV and online services received a boost today, with the announcement that Bob Geldof's media company Ten Alps is launching The Detail, a Belfast-based news and current affairs website.”
“Evans loses yellow jersey to Frank Schleck in Alps - USATODAY. com”
“Evans loses yellow jersey to Frank Schleck in Alps”
“Rob Gauntlett, 21, killed in accident in French Alps along with another British climber”
“British skier killed in French Alps accident | UK news | guardian.co.uk”
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