from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having many mountains.
- adj. Resembling a mountain in size; huge: mountainous waves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having many mountains; rough (terrain); rocky.
- adj. Resembling a mountain, especially in size.
- adj. Very difficult.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of, or containing, mountains.
- adj. Inhabiting mountains.
- adj. Large as, or resembling, a mountain; huge; of great bulk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in mountains: as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.
- Large as a mountain; huge; towering.
- Inhabiting mountains; barbarous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. like a mountain in size and impressiveness
- adj. having hills and crags
- adj. containing many mountains
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If you need water for your car, there are periodic water wells, especially in mountainous areas, but know that the wells are usually on one side of the highway only.
As often as not in mountainous country you're going to spot that beyond-long-distance elk downhill.
My platoon was on patrol in mountainous jungle near Phu Bai (pronounced Foo by) Viet Nam.
Interestingly. while we all cherish the rains and lake replenishment of summer here at Lake Chapala, in mountainous Chiapas and the adjacent flat coastal plain of Tabasco on the Gulf, the rains, while certainly needed and a blessing, bring flooding in the plains and mudslides in the hills that can be devastating.
In fact, he would want to know if this book includes the sidewinder engine that was used to haul timber in mountainous terrain as well as cog railways.
My guess is this is because cats generally can't get them in mountainous terrain unless they come down from above.
I kept thinking to myself that when he got briefed on the history of Afghanistan and the oft proven ability of Afghan "militants" to drive out foreign invaders-from Alexander the Great, to the Persians, the Mongolians, Indians, British, Russians-he would be sure to understand why they call mountainous Afghanistan the "graveyard of empires."
All Tibet he described as mountainous, and an inconceivably poor country: there are no plains, save flats in the bottoms of the valleys, and the paths lead over lofty mountains.
Bergantin, thus describing as mountainous a territory of 25 leagues broad, where we should seek in vain a hillock of a few feet in height.
Gracia and del Bergantin, thus describing as mountainous a territory of 25 leagues broad, where we should seek in vain a hillock of a few feet in height.