from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A major mountain system of western North America extending more than 4,827 km (3,000 mi) from northwest Alaska to the Mexican border. The system includes numerous ranges and forms the Continental Divide. Its highest elevation is Mount Elbert, 4,402.1 m (14,433 ft), in central Colorado. In Canada the Rockies rise to 3,956.5 m (12,972 ft) at Mount Robson in eastern British Columbia. Sections of the mountains were explored by Coronado, Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and Simon Fraser.
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- proper n. A range of mountains running from Northern New Mexico to Alaska.
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- n. the chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide
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We used to play baseball back behind our house in that area we called the Rocky Mountains.
The reservoirs were filled by heavy rains in May, and now the Corps needs to make room for heavy snow pack in the Rocky Mountains, which is just beginning to melt.
A regional ecosystem like the ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains is a system of local ecosystems including valleys, plateaus, streams, and high-altitude mountaintops.
_Pike's Peak_, the most famous in the chain known as the Rocky Mountains in America, is fourteen thousand one hundred and forty-seven feet high.
Beyond the main chain of the Rocky Mountains are the Deer Lodge and
Along the south-western side of the Rocky Mountains is a very remarkable valley of considerable geological antiquity, in which some seven of the great rivers of the Pacific slope, among them the Kootenay, Columbia,
When its original territorial limits were discussed it was suggested that the crest of the Rocky Mountains was a natural boundary, and it was on the reply of Colonel William Gilpin, who became its first governor, that railroads and political unity had superseded natural boundaries, that it was placed squarely across the divide and so has its mountain centre with a slope to either ocean.
It almost looks as if He grasped the continent so tightly that its western border was crumpled into great wrinkles and folds which we men call the Rocky Mountains and the Andes.
Take this from me: hereditary monarchs are played out: the age for men of genius has come: the career is open to the talents: before ten years have elapsed every civilized country from the Carpathians to the Rocky Mountains will be a Republic.
The region from the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains was the hunting ground of the