alp








noun

  1. a high mountain.

plural noun

  1. a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4810 meters).

  1. American Labor Party.

noun

  1. (in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks
  2. a high mountain

abbreviation for

  1. Australian Labor Party

pl n

  1. a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)
  2. a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley
n.

1590s, “any high, snow-capped mountain,” from Alps, from French Alpes, from Latin Alpes “the Alps,” perhaps from altus “high,” or albus “white” or from a Celtic word (according to Servius), or a pre-Indo-European root. Alps, the European mountain range, attested by that name in English from 1550s.

see Alp.

Mountain system of south-central Europe.

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