HyperDic: the_alps

English > 1 sense of the expression the Alps:
NOUNobjectthe Alps, Alpsa large mountain system in south-central Europe
English > the Alps: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction.
Instance ofrange, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountainsA series of hills or mountains
Part ofAustria, Republic of Austria, OesterreichA mountainous republic in central Europe
France, French RepublicA republic in western Europe
Italy, Italian Republic, ItaliaA republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula
Switzerland, Swiss Confederation, Suisse, Schweiz, SvizzeraA landlocked federal republic in central Europe
PartsDolomite AlpsAn eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone
MatterhornA mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high)
Mont Blanc, Monte BiancoThe highest mountain peak in the Alps
Tyrolean AlpsA popular tourist area in the Tyrol
WeisshornA mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
SpanishAlpes, Los Alpes
CatalanAlps, Els Alps

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