Definition of mountains. Meaning of mountains. Synonyms of mountains

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Definition of mountains

Mountain Moun"tain, n. [OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne, LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf. montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount.] 1. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount. 2. pl. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains. 3. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk. I should have been a mountain of mummy. --Shak. The Mountain (--La montagne) (French Hist.), a popular name given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats.

Meaning of mountains from wikipedia

- the surface of the earth. mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. a few mountains are isolated summits, but
- throughout the surrounding 1,200-1,400 metres high mountains. in the southern area of these mountains there is a limestone region with several caves, hills
- mountains and hills can be characterized in several ways. some mountains are volcanoes and can be characterized by the type of lava and eruptive history
- mountains may refer to: blue mountains (new south wales), australia city of blue mountains, a local government area west of sydney blue mountains national
- see also: list of mountains by elevation another notion of 'height' is topographic prominence, see list of most prominent mountains, list of peaks by
- africa tibesti mountains udzungwa mountains, tanzania uluguru mountains, tanzania usambara mountains, tanzania alborz, iran alagalla mountain range (potato
- hills and mountains to be found in the united kingdom (england, northern ireland, scotland, and wales), and includes lists of the highest mountains in each
- 'palo verde mountains'. geographic names information system. united states geological survey. retrieved 2009-05-04.  blm palo verde mountains page