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

  • MountEverest A mountain, 8,850 m (29,035 ft) high, of the central Himalaya Mountains on the border of Xizang (Tibet) and Nepal. The highest elevation in the world, it was first scaled in 1953 by members of an expedition including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Mount Everest

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. the highest mountain in the world, situated in Nepal and Tibet; 29,028 feet high.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Spotted as a verb, cycling term in a BBC article.

    'The first cyclist to 'Everest' on Everest'

    "Everesting is a cycling challenge where you pick a hill and ride up it over and over again until you've scaled 8,848m - the height of Mt Everest."

    August 31, 2018