Definitions

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

  • adjective Having many mountains.
  • adjective Resembling a mountain in size; huge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding in mountains: as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.
  • Large as a mountain; huge; towering.
  • Inhabiting mountains; barbarous.

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

  • adjective Full of, or containing, mountains.
  • adjective obsolete Inhabiting mountains.
  • adjective Large as, or resembling, a mountain; huge; of great bulk.

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

  • adjective Having many mountains; rough (terrain); rocky.
  • adjective Resembling a mountain, especially in size.
  • adjective by extension, of a problem or task Very difficult.

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

  • adjective like a mountain in size and impressiveness
  • adjective having hills and crags
  • adjective containing many mountains

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Examples

  • My platoon was on patrol in mountainous jungle near Phu Bai (pronounced Foo by) Viet Nam.

    Here's another chance to tell your interesting hunting or war stories.

  • 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.

    Back in the USA

  • 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.

    Back in the USA

  • My platoon was on patrol in mountainous jungle near Phu Bai (pronounced Foo by) Viet Nam.

    Here's another chance to tell your interesting hunting or war stories.

  • As often as not in mountainous country you're going to spot that beyond-long-distance elk downhill.

    best caliber for 600+ yard shots

  • 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.

    Back in the USA

  • 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.

    Driving in Mexico: How to avoid a bum steer

  • 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.

    Back in the USA

  • 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.

    Back in the USA

  • As often as not in mountainous country you're going to spot that beyond-long-distance elk downhill.

    best caliber for 600+ yard shots

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