alp

Definitions

  • Hannibal crossing the Alps
    Hannibal crossing the Alps
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alp any high mountain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.
    • n Alp A bullfinch.
    • Alp A very high mountain. Specifically, in the plural, the highest chain of mountains in Europe, containing the lofty mountains of Switzerland, etc. "Nor breath of vernal air from snowy alp .""Hills peep o'er hills, and alps on alps arise."
    • Alp Fig.: Something lofty, or massive, or very hard to be surmounted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alp An old local name for the bullfinch, Pyrrhula vulgaris.
    • n alp A high mountain; specifically, any one of the higher Swiss mountains, and, as a proper name in the plural, the great mountain-ranges in Switzerland and neighboring countries, comprising the loftiest mountains in Europe.
    • n alp In Switzerland, a pasture on the side of a mountain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alp alp a high mountain
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Alpes, the Alps, said to be of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. alp, a high mountain, Ir. ailp, any huge mass or lump: cf. F. Alpes,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.; of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. alp, a mountain; allied to L. albus, white (with snow).

Usage

In literature:

Beyond were the horns of the Bay of Capodistria and the highlands of the Julian Alps, blue in the shadow of the declining sun.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
That confounded meadow in the Alps was surely not the only place where she could work.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
The more remote from you, the higher rises, terrace-fashion, the titanic grandeur of the Alps.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
This colo'ed picture's Napoleon crossing the Alps.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Such is the actual condition of the Alps at this moment.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
That is how the Alps get a bad name for accidents.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
This is the season when all the fellows who have no money for Baden come across the Alps.
"A Rent In A Cloud" by Charles James Lever
The great effort of the Ultramontane reaction about the year 1600 was at the Alps, in Switzerland and Savoy.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
He rejoices if the Germans do not cross the Alps; he troubles himself no more about this land, which has been so long Roman.
"Felicitas" by Felix Dahn
Some were about to join Earl Grippa in Ravenna; others to go over to the rebels; others again to fly across the Alps.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
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In poetry:

Soon up among the grand old Alps
She found two blessed things,
The health she had so nearly lost,
And rest for weary limbs.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
Oh, Man! as from the flood sublime
Some alp rose calm and slow,
So from the exhaling floods of time
I see thy stature grow.
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Buried beneath some snow-deep Alps.
Over buttered scones and crumpets
Weeping, weeping multitudes
Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s*
"A Cooking Egg" by T S Eliot
Once from Rathlin to the southward,
Westward, to the low Tiree,
Northward, past the Alps of Coolin,
Somerled ruled land and sea.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
I trail my fingers along the Alps
And an avalanche falls in my wake…
I feel in my quivering length
When it buries the hamlet beneath…
"The Destroyer" by Lola Ridge
I see your Alps, above me, cut
The dark, cold sky; and dim and lone
I see ye sitting,--stone on stone,--
With human senses dulled and shut.
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Evans, Tour's Defending Champ, Falls Short in Alps .
Switzerland's highest peaks in the geologically young central Alps have been this high for quite some time, as a new study shows 15 million years ago Europe's own mountain range was at least as high as today.
A summer climbing expedition in the French Alps turned to tragedy early Thursday when a six-foot wall of snow came crashing down on two groups of climbers, leaving nine dead, French police said.
French Alps avalanche is the deadliest since 2008 (+video).
Nine climbers died in the French Alps avalanche near Mont Blanc: three Britons, three Germans, two Spaniards and one Swiss.
Voeckler wins Tour's 10th stage in Alps .
Thomas Voeckler of France led a five-rider breakaway to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France as the race entered the Alps on Wednesday, while Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead.
(He renames himself Mont Blanc after the tallest Alp .
Tim LloydIt's still wintertime on a glacier in the French Alps .
A troop of Boy Scouts recently set what might be a world record when they climbed all three of the Issaquah Alps in one day.
Betty G Amos and the Estate of Thomas R Righetti, v. Aspen Alps 123, LLC, and Equitable Bank.
Rohol-Aufsuchungs AG, Vienna, has awarded the DMT Exploration & Geosurvey Division, Essen, a contract to shoot 3D seismic in the Steyr area of the Austrian Alps .
We're doing the Warrior Dash at Afton Alps in July, where should we go for a huge meal afterward.
Eat & Tell: Where to Eat in Afton Alps .
Skiing in the Alps , a stop at Disneyland Paris and Skyping with the family.
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In science:

ALPs are predicted to exist in string theory.
Detecting Sub-eV Scale Physics by Interferometry
Pseudoscalar ALPs couple to photons as axions do and scalar ALPs couple to photons via a aFµν F µν term in the Lagrangian.
Detecting Sub-eV Scale Physics by Interferometry
ALPs) , both for the scalar and pseudoscalar case.
Axion results: what is new?
The value (4) is low enough so that the produced ALP escapes the star with no interactions.
Axion results: what is new?
ALPs, that originates in the result of experiment run by the CAST collaboration .
Axion results: what is new?
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