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Definition of the noun alps

What does alps mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction

Specialised definition of the noun alps

Glossary of sports

a mountainous area of Switzerland and North Italy, including part of Austria, Slovenia and France. (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


The Alps are one of the great mountain range systems of Europe stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres across eight Alpine countries from Austria and Slovenia in the east, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, and France to the west, and Italy and Monaco to the south. The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m is the highest mountain in the Alps. The Alpine region area contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 m, known as the "four-thousanders".

  • also known as Alp Dağları, 阿尔卑斯山
  • part of Europe


Who is Alps?

Alps is a musical artist, musician.

  • also known as Alps of New South Whales, Alps of New South Wales
  • born in (12 years ago)


"Alps" is a musical album of Motorama.

  • released on (5 years ago)


"Alps" is the first part of the book Guide-on Bearers of Oles Honchar.

  • released in (70 years ago)
  • award: - USSR State Prize (II degree), received by Oles Honchar


"Alps" is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It stars Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed, and was co-written by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. It premiered in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival where it won Osella for Best Screenplay. It also won the Official Competition Prize for New Directions in Cinema at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012.


Alps is a school, educational institution.

Phrases with Alps

Phrases starting with the word Alps:

  1. Alps Yarrow
  2. Alps Wormwood
  3. Alps No Shoujo Heidi

Phrases ending with the word Alps:

  1. the alps
  2. dolomite alps
  3. tyrolean alps
  4. australian alps
  5. transylvanian alps

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alps

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Google previewHiking in Italy (2010)

by Brendan Sainsbury

Under the Apuan Alps is the largest cave system in Italy, and one of the largest in the world.

Google previewHigh-Tech and Micropropagation VI (1997)

by Y.P.S Bajaj

The species Campanula isophylla from the Italian Alps is a traditional pot plant in several countries. In recent years, other species, among them the larger- flowering C. carpatica or the miniatures C. portenschlagiana and C. cocMearifo1. ia, ...

Google previewQueen of the Desert (2014)

A Biography of the Female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell by Fergus Mason

Thehighest mountain inthe Bernese Alps is the Finsteraarhorn, alethal spike thatrisesto 14,022 feet. Only a handful of climbers had ever reached thesummit and none had ever succeeded in climbing the northeast arête,a knifeedged ridge ...

Google previewPrinceton Alumni Weekly (1985)

Developing a policy about Alps means balancing the individual's ...

Google previewAnimals in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles (2008)

The Wild Kingdom of Early Christian Literature by Janet E. Spittler

The best preserved and perhaps most beautiful Roman mosaic found north of the Alps is the 2" or 3r century pavement of the villa at Nennig in Saarland on the river Mosel. Set within a geometric pattern are seven medallions depicting various ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

Alps, Pyrenees, Ardennes, Brittany, Bohemia, Scotland, &c. Chief rocks, different varieties of pretty often here ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

The Alps are the highest mountains in Europe ; being, according to some geometricians, about two miles in perpendicular height. They begin at the Mediterranean ; aud stretching northward, separate Piedmont and Savoy from the adjacent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 (2004)

by Christopher John Murray


Google previewWinston's Cumulative Encyclopedia (1914)

A Comprehensive Reference Book by Charles Morris

Alps where it divides into two branches, the of the Inn, and also broken by the valley northern proceeding northeast towards of the Adige. The Brenner Pass (4.5S8 Vienna, the southern towards the Balkan feet), from Verona to Innsbruck, ...

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Quotes about Alps

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. (E.W. Howe)
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Scrabble value of A1L1P3S1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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