Definitions of alp

  1. any high mountain Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A very high mountain. Specifically, in the plural, the highest chain of mountains in Europe, containing the lofty mountains of Switzerland, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Fig.: Something lofty, or massive, or very hard to be surmounted. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A bullfinch. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A high mountain:-pl. ALPS, specially applied to the lofty mountain-ranges of Switzerland. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A lofty mountain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A high mountain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A list processing extension of MercuryAutocode.["ALP, An Autocode List-Processing Language", D.C. Cooper etal, Computer J 5:28-31, 1962]. foldoc_fs
  9. alp, n. a high mountain:--pl. ALPS, specially applied to the lofty ranges of Switzerland.--adjs. ALP'EN; ALPINE (alp'in, or alp'[=i]n), pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountains: very high.--ns. AL'PINIST, ALPES'TRIAN, one devoted to Alpine climbing. [L.; of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. alp, a mountain; allied to L. albus, white (with snow).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Mountain-peak; (in Switzerland) green pasture-land on mountain side; Alps, mountain range separating France and Italy. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. Any lofty mountain, particularly the mountains of Switzerland. Also, a mountain pasture. The word is found in Albion, Albyn, Albania, etc. See Southern Alps. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. n. [Celtic] A very high mountain; pl. the mountains of Switzerland. Cabinet Dictionary

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