Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain system of western South America extending more than 8,045 km (5,000 mi) along the Pacific coast from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego. The Andes rise at many points to more than 6,710 m (22,000 ft).

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  • proper n. A mountain range in western South America.

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  • n. a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast

Etymologies

From Spanish, perhaps from Quechua andi ("high crest") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The other went by the heights which overlook the wonderful mountain ranges which we call the Andes, situated to the east of the said sea.

    History of the Incas

  • Rimer has an exhibition coming up shortly in Andes, NY so if you're in the area you should pop along.

    Rimer Cardillo

  • Located approximately 400 kilometers (km) east of the main Andes chain, the Sierras Centrales consists of eight isolated Andean relict mountains with more than 2,000 meters (m) in elevation.

    Córdoba montane savanna

  • ABC News: Fossils of ancient tank-like mammal found in Andes: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists searching for fossils high in the Andes mountains in Chile have unearthed the remains of a tank-like mammal related to armadillos that grazed 18 million years ago.

    Dino Update

  • Deposits of non-iron metallic ores, for example those of sub-Volcanic or submarine emanative genesis, or sulfide veins with oxidized valuable-mineral sources, or stratified tin deposits, such as frequently occur in the Latin American Andes, exhibit this fine intergrowth and must be handled during beneficiation with special attention regarding the fine grain distribution.

    Chapter 20

  • According to Col. Tod, the northern Hindoos apply the name Andes to the

    The Andes and the Amazon Across the Continent of South America

  • These terraces are called _Andenes_, and from thence the conquerors derived the name Andes, which they bestowed on the whole vast range of mountains.

    Manco, the Peruvian Chief An Englishman's Adventures in the Country of the Incas

  • Legacy to launch private label Andes Primera wine collection

    New Statesman

  • The spirit of the Andes is already trickling into Fredericksburg:) Despite how much I’ll miss your presence here, you have left a “Helen residue” on me that will last a lifetime.

    Greetings from Bolivia « Wanderings

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    Global Voices in English » Peru: Cold Temperatures Continue in Puno

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