from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)