American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A series of mountain ridges alike in form, direction, and origin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A range of mountains; specifically, in geology, the series of more or less parallel ridges formed over the area and border of a single anticlinal or synclinal mountain-fold considered as a unit.
- n. A series of adjoining mountains, often in a line.
- n. A series of lines of mountains.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. a series of mountains closely related in position and direction.
- n. a series of hills or mountains
“The view was suddenly hugean entire mountain range stretched around them, the mag-lev line cutting through it like a seam of silver.”
“Planks of pine and beech are stacked to season, and a few old army lorries with cranes mounted behind stand about in the wood yard before a small mountain range of sawdust piles.”
“The chief cities of this section are placed along the coast, between the coast and the Sub-Apennines, and between this mountain range and the Apennines.”
“Those marked him, to the people on this side of the mountain range variously called. the Dragonwall or the Spine of the World, as He Who Comes With the Dawn.”
“The spaceport of Duhr was partly hidden in an imposing mountain range in the northeastern hemisphere.”
“Pot cultivation is much more common in the Sierra Madre mountain range in northern Sonora, Durango and Sinaloa states.”
“Two weeks after my ascent of Capitol, I headed over to a mountain range just east of Mount of the Holy Cross to join six friends from the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council and five of their relatives on an annual backcountry ski trip.”
“They are the Nusairiyeh or Nosairi, sometimes also known as the Alawites after the mountain range in which they live.”
“The Arabian Sea would focus the wave; a mountain range of water would march into Iran and Pakistan.”
“The mountain range called Nishitomi is like folding screens with good pictures.”
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