from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Situated on this side of the mountains, especially the Alps.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated on this (the speaker's) side of the mountain; specifically, on the northern side of the Alps (with special reference to the relation of the peoples north of Italy to the see of Rome): opposed to ultramontane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective On this side of the mountains. See under ultramontane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective From this side of the mountains.

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

  • adjective on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains


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  • On this side of the mountains. Compare to tramontane.

    August 31, 2007