- nouna large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction• Syn: ↑the Alps• Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑range of mountains, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain, ↑chain of mountains• Part Holonyms:↑Switzerland, ↑Swiss Confederation, ↑Suisse, ↑Schweiz, ↑Svizzera, ↑France, ↑French Republic, ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia, ↑Austria, ↑Republic of Austria, ↑Oesterreich• Part Meronyms: ↑Dolomite Alps, ↑Matterhorn, ↑Mont Blanc, ↑Monte Bianco, ↑Tyrolean Alps, ↑Weisshorn
* * */alps/, n. (used with a pl. v.)a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m).
* * *[alps]a mountain system in Europe that extends in a curve from the coast of southeastern France through northwestern Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and southern Germany into Austria. The highest peak, Mont Blanc, rises to a height of 15,771 feet (4,807 m)Origin:late Middle English: via French from Latin Alpes, from Greek Alpeis, of unknown origin
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