mountaineer

Definitions

  • AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAINS
    AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAINS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mountaineer climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
    • n mountaineer someone who climbs mountains
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A FEW 'UNCONVERTED MOUNTAINS,' NEAR REDLANDS A FEW 'UNCONVERTED MOUNTAINS,' NEAR REDLANDS
THE SAN FRANCISCO MOUNTAIN THE SAN FRANCISCO MOUNTAIN
THE GLASS MOUNTAIN THE GLASS MOUNTAIN
the Mountain of Aswan and The Tombs Of The Princes of Elephantine the Mountain of Aswan and The Tombs Of The Princes of Elephantine
the Mountain of Silt With The Tombs Of The Princes the Mountain of Silt With The Tombs Of The Princes
Six Mile Flume. Adirondack Mountains, New York Six Mile Flume. Adirondack Mountains, New York
Red Mountains Desert Red Mountains Desert
wolfhound carrying wallaby up mountain wolfhound carrying wallaby up mountain

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
    • Mountaineer A person who climbs mountains for sport.
    • Mountaineer A rude, fierce person. "No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer ."
    • Mountaineer An inhabitant of a mountain; one who lives among mountains.
    • v. i mountaineer To live or act as a mountaineer; to climb mountains. "You can't go mountaineering in a flat country."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As of Dec. 31, 2000, the number of climbers summiting Mt. Everest reached 1314, and the number of deaths on the mountain reached 167.
    • n mountaineer An inhabitant of a mountainous district; hence, a person regarded as uncouth or barbarous.
    • n mountaineer A climber of mountains: as, he has distinguished himself as a mountaineer.
    • mountaineer To assume or practise the habits of a mountaineer; climb mountains: seldom used except in the present participle or the participial adjective.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as the best coffee in the world.
    • ns Mountaineer an inhabitant of a mountain: a climber of mountains: a rustic
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Try and trust will move mountains.”
  • Charles Lamb
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    “Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.”
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all.”
  • Sir Edmund Hillary
    Sir Edmund Hillary
    “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “For every mountain there is a miracle.”

Idioms

If Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed - If something cannot or will not happen the easy way, then sometimes it must be done the hard way.
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Make a mountain out of a molehill - If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.
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Mountain to climb - If you have a mountain to climb, you have to work hard or make a lot of progress to achieve something.
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Move mountains - If you would move mountains to do something, you would make any effort to achieve your aim. When people say that faith can move mountains, they mean that it can achieve a lot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. montanier, LL. montanarius,. See Mountain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. montaine—Low L. montana, a mountain—L. montanusmons, montis.

Usage

In literature:

There is a round, black basaltic mountain which they call the Hamoumi mountain.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The mountain dock, mountain dandelion, and potentilla seldom fail to appear later.
"The Mountain that was 'God'" by John H. Williams
Gone were the mountains and the mountain air, present was the languorous breath of the low country.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
We were steering into what appeared at first a double row of mountains in a mountain mass generally called the Malek-Siah.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
What would the leetle wild mountain flowers hyarabouts do without thar Smiles ter take keer o' them?
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
Leaving the mountain behind, we strike out directly across the high plateau.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
There was the river on one side, and a range of mountains rising sublimely in the interior on the other.
"Rollo in Switzerland" by Jacob Abbott
My mountain hame, my mountain hame, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
I have climbed mountain after mountain, and still I behold peaks soaring far above, crowned with the snow that never melts.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
She now showed the wear and tear of her mountain experience, coupled with an accumulation of heart-breaking trouble.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
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In poetry:

In my heart,
Ah, I then had long been dead!
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THE MOUNTAIN CASTLE.
"To Mignon" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ploughing the land—
not even a bird singing
in the mountain's shadow.
"Ploughing the land" by Yosa Buson
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
"Gathering Leaves" by Robert Frost
ONE had a lovely face,
And two or three had charm,
But charm and face were in vain
Because the mountain grass
Cannot but keep the form
Where the mountain hare has lain.
"Memory" by William Butler Yeats
In youth my wings were strong and tireless,
But I did not know the mountains.
In age I knew the mountains
But my weary wings could not follow my vision —
Genius is wisdom and youth.
"Alexander Throckmorton" by Edgar Lee Masters
Ninghua, Qingliu, Guihua —
What narrow paths, deep woods and slippery moss!
Whither are we bound today?
Straight to the foot of Wuyi Mountain.
To the mountain, the foot of the mountain,
Red flags stream in the wind in a blaze of glory.
"New Year's Day" by Mao Zedong

In news:

For the first time, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will present the inaugural Evergreen Enduro Tiger Mountain Bike Race on Sept 22.
ASPEN , Colo.—Cracks in the snow at Aspen Mountain forced Aspen Skiing Co. To limit terrain on the mountain over avalanche concerns on Sunday.
ASPEN, Colo.—Cracks in the snow at Aspen Mountain forced Aspen Skiing Co. To limit terrain on the mountain over avalanche concerns on Sunday.
Christman was named pastor of St Bernard 's in Lyon Mountain and chaplain of the Lyon Mountain Correctional Institution.
Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain will bring their bluegrass sound to Milton at 7:30 pm Saturday at the Mountaineer Opry House.
A 16-year-old boy scout died after he fell from the summit of a mountain at Stone Mountain State Park on Saturday.
The team behind Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company .
Experts said Thursday they may never know what killed a young mountain lion found in the Santa Monica Mountains last month.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 20, at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home.
Do not run from a mountain lion: running may stimulate a mountain lion's instinct to chase.
Signal Mountain Middle School 315 AULT RD SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN 37377.
Willis, who starred in TV's "Moonlighting" and the "Die Hard" movie franchise, was the owner of Soldier Mountain Ski Area near Fairfield, in the mountains between Boise and Sun Valley.
In a slalom race held at Black Mountain on Thursday, both the Mountain Valley boys and girls were victorious over the Telstar teams.
"Journey Stories," an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, will be on display at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center from 10 am to 4 pm, beginning on "Mountain Heritage Day" Sept 29 and continuing through Nov 9.
The Fall Great Smoky Mountain Hammer In is held each All in the mountains of western North Carolina at the well equiped facilities of Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC.
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In science:

Kuroda, The abstract theory of scattering, Rocky Mountain J.
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I
Therefore a small size array at top of the mountains would be able to reach neutrino astronomy at minimal guaranteed GZK fluence.
Test results of a prototype designed to detect horizontal cosmic ray flux
We introduce a simple quantum mechanical justification for the formation of folded mountains.
On the Quantum Aspects of Geophysics
Folded mountains are the most common type of mountain.
On the Quantum Aspects of Geophysics
Therefore, the only direction for these mountains to move is up.
On the Quantum Aspects of Geophysics
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