American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Dwelling beyond or coming from the far side of the mountains, especially the Alps as viewed from Italy.
- adj. From another country; foreign.
- n. A person who lives beyond the mountains.
- n. A foreigner; a stranger.
- n. A cold north wind in Italy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or situated beyond the mountains—that is, the Alps: originally used by the Italians; hence, foreign; barbarous: then applied to the Italians as being beyond the mountains from Germany, France, etc. See ultramontane.
- Coming from the other side of the mountains: as, tramontane wind.
- n. One who lives beyond the mountains; hence, a stranger; a barbarian. See I.
- n. The north wind. See tramontana.
- adj. From the far side of the mountains (especially from North of the Alps)
- adj. foreign
- adj. a classical name for the north wind
- n. One living beyond the mountains; a foreigner; a stranger.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Lying or being beyond the mountains; coming from the other side of the mountains; hence, foreign; barbarous.
- n. One living beyond the mountains; hence, a foreigner; a stranger.
- n. a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
- adj. on or coming from the other side of the mountains (from the speaker)
- adj. being or coming from another country
- Italian tramontano, from Latin trānsmontānus : trāns-, trans- + montānus, of a mountain; see mountain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Parting from thence, they sailed away with a tramontane or northerly wind, passing by Meden, by Uti, by Uden, by Gelasim, by the Isles of the”
“Parting from thence, they sailed away with a tramontane or northerly wind, passing by Meden, by Uti, by Uden, by Gelasim, by the Isles of the Fairies, and alongst the kingdom of Achorie, till at last they arrived at the port of Utopia, distant from the city of the Amaurots three leagues and somewhat more.”
“The story, therefore, of the ancient philosopher whose bald pate one of these unlucky birds mistook for a stone, and dropped a shell upon it, thereby killing at once both, is not so tramontane as to stumble all belief.”
“The seas were heavy and motley like a peacock's tail and the waves stirred up by the gay gusts of the tramontane, tossed their white crests under a sparkling and perfectly clear sky.”
“I knelt very piously in one of the aisles while a symphony in the best style of Corelli, performed with taste and feeling, transported me to Italian climates, and I was quite vexed, when a cessation dissolved the charm, to think that I had still so many tramontane regions to pass, before I could in effect reach that classic country, where my spirit had so long taken up its abode.”
“Yes, Paganel, it is the north wind -- a wind which causes many a crime in the Pampas, as the tramontane does in the Campagna of Rome.”
“Neither on the coast nor in the foot-hills will the invalid find the climate of the Riviera or of Tangier -- not the tramontane wind of the former, nor the absolutely genial but somewhat enervating climate of the latter.”
“One of the first to revive these tramontane expeditions was General Ashley, of Missouri, a man whose courage and achievements in the prosecution of his enterprises have rendered him famous in the Far West.”
“The tramontane concerns of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company were managed by two resident partners, Fitzpatrick and Bridger; those of the American Fur Company, by Vanderburgh and Dripps.”
“Everything there is regulated by resident partners; that is to say, partners who reside in the tramontane country, but who move about from place to place, either with Indian tribes, whose traffic they wish to monopolize, or with main bodies of their own men, whom they employ in trading and trapping.”
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