from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A high mountain.
- noun A very large mound or mass.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A high mountain; specifically, any one of the higher Swiss mountains, and, as a proper name in the plural, the great mountain-ranges in Switzerland and neighboring countries, comprising the loftiest mountains in Europe.
- noun In Switzerland, a pasture on the side of a mountain.
- noun An old local name for the bullfinch, Pyrrhula vulgaris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A very high mountain. Specifically, in the plural, the highest chain of mountains in Europe, containing the lofty mountains of Switzerland, etc.
- noun Fig.: Something lofty, or massive, or very hard to be surmounted.
- noun A bullfinch.
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- noun A very high
mountain. Specifically, one of the Alps, the highest chain of mountains in Europe.
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- noun any high mountain
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Alpion; because the word alp, in some of the original western languages, generally signifies very high lands, or hills; as this isle appears to those who approach it from the Continent.
Congrats Chris. ahmet alp balkan said at 1am on Jan 8th # |
Angling upward to a point, like a child's drawing of an alp, it is not quite a high-rise.
Sitting on a shelf, Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain" stares down as coldly and harshly as an alp in winter.
Those seven summers worth of tedious work sit "wie ein alp" as a certain philosopher once said on my memory.
March 25th, 2010 at 2:40 pm i wish i could ask alp questions..
I'm fairly certain snob was referencing the idiocy of "alp duez" by comparing him to an Egyptian president.
Just as the funders for alp includes unions supporting hillary.
It's not like I'd be giving reports about this or that alp, or playing domestique on some tour de coolness.
You know you see those pictures of Lance Armstrong or Alberto Contador finishing an 80 mile stage straight up an alp and they look cool and collected?