mountainous

Definitions

  • THE DESERT'S MOUNTAINS
    THE DESERT'S MOUNTAINS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mountainous containing many mountains
    • adj mountainous like a mountain in size and impressiveness "mountainous waves","a mountainous dark man"
    • adj mountainous having hills and crags "hilly terrain"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

LOOKING BACK AT THE MOUNTAINS LOOKING BACK AT THE MOUNTAINS
AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAINS AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAINS
PART OF THE 'CONVERTED MOUNTAIN,' REDLANDS PART OF THE 'CONVERTED MOUNTAIN,' REDLANDS
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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It rises 22,834 feet above sea level
    • Mountainous Full of, or containing, mountains; as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.
    • Mountainous Inhabiting mountains.
    • Mountainous Large as, or resembling, a mountain; huge; of great bulk; as, a mountainous heap.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
    • mountainous Abounding in mountains: as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.
    • mountainous Large as a mountain; huge; towering.
    • mountainous Inhabiting mountains; barbarous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • 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.
    • adj Mountainous full of mountains: large as a mountain: huge
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Try and trust will move mountains.”
  • John Wanamaker
    John Wanamaker
    “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
  • Emilie Cady
    Emilie Cady
    “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains”
  • James Rogers
    James Rogers
    “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
  • Joan Manley
    Joan Manley
    “Sometimes you wonder how you got on this mountain. But sometimes you wonder, How will I get off?”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.”

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
F. montagneux, L. montaniosus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. montaine—Low L. montana, a mountain—L. montanusmons, montis.

Usage

In literature:

Indeed, they lie scattered on the earth like huge peaks of mountains riven by thunder.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
A boy who lived on the west side of the Alleghany Mountains in those days afterward wrote a book telling all about this rough life.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
And if he were not sufficiently lost in Quincy, he could take to the mountains all around.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
In the mountains about Saltzburg, south of Munich, are great thick beds of solid salt.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
It was our first glimpse of representatives of this little known mountain people.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
At the same time Kit neglected no opportunity to learn all he could about the Rocky Mountains.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Not even at Nacori, so close to this tremendous mountain range, was there much information to be gotten about it.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
There is a sleep, but no death, among the mountains of Switzerland.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Beyond them on the river, and westward of the Black mountains, are the Kaninaviesch, consisting of about four hundred men.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
They must have dragged the timbers down from the White Mountains.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

The cliffs on the mountain,
The grand and the gray,
They took the bright creature
And hurled it away!
"The Waterfall" by Henry Kendall
Except count the plains
And the mountains
And the valleys
And the rivers
That separate from my Spring.
"Written On A Wall In Spring" by Edward Powys Mathers
Fame came to him
Like the shadow of a mountain,
As the sun weighs heavy upon it
Obliquely on its back.
"Night" by Marin Sorescu
A mountain cherry
Through the drifting mists
Faintly
Seen thus there is a lady
I long for all the more.
"A mountain cherry" by Ki no Tsurayuki
The Autumn mountains
Weave Autumn leaves
For offerings, so
Even I, living here,
Feel the urge to travel.
"The Autumn mountains" by Ki no Tsurayuki
The elven-ships in haven grey
Beneath the mountain-lee
Awaited her for many a day
Beside the roaring sea.
"Nimrodel" by J R R Tolkien

In news:

This comprehensive mountaineering course is taught and instructed by experienced mountaineers who volunteer their time for the Mountaineers Club.
More information about the Mountaineers Club can be found at www. mountaineers .org.
To know what it's like to climb a major mountain and gain an eagle's-eye view, we have to be armchair mountaineers , relying on books or films.
Cyclists numbering 150 take off from Copper Mountain for the inaugural Winter Mountain Bike Race Saturday evening, Jan 14.
Fifth annual Jug Mountain Ranch Cross Country and Super D mountain bike races are Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, near McCall.
William "Lucky" and Nancy Luckraft of Mountain Home have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Louise Luckraft, to Johnathon Kevin "Jake" Parson , son Kevin and Susan Parsons of Mountain Home.
Rocky Mountain Popcorn Co. Centennial-based Rocky Mountain Popcorn Co.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK , Colo. A wildfire burning in steep, rough terrain on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park has grown to an estimated 400 acres.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK , Colo. A wildfire burning on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park has prompted evacuations of a nearby campground, along with backcountry campsites and trails in the area.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Crews are battling a wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park that is being aided by warm and dry weather.
MOUNTAIN VIEW – On Thursday, Sept 13, the Mountain View Lady Buffalos took on the #5 ranked team from Lander .
PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain officials are pleased with the results of the town's most recent financial audit, which confirmed cash reserves more than doubled from the previous year.
Esther June Nye , 89, of Mountain Home, passed away on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, at a Mountain Home care center.
VALLE DE VIÑALES, Cuba — Here, the mountains weren't pushed up from underneath, as mountains usually are.
The Juneau Wind Ensemble and the Thunder Mountain High School Symphonic Band will offer a free concert (with donations accepted) on Saturday, Nov 10, at 3 pm at Thunder Mountain High School.
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In science:

To be entirely mountain or entirely valley, the folded spherical polygon must be locally convex, and by non-self-intersection, convex.
(Non)existence of Pleated Folds: How Paper Folds Between Creases
Proof: Again we intersect the piece of paper with a (small) unit sphere centered at the vertex to obtain a spherical polygon, with edge lengths θ1 , θ2 , θ3 , and θ4 , and whose convex angles correspond to mountain folds and whose reflex angles correspond to valley folds, or vice versa.
(Non)existence of Pleated Folds: How Paper Folds Between Creases
In the first intersection of three spheres, one solution would make two square creases mountains (when the solution is below the plane) and the other solution would make those creases valleys.
(Non)existence of Pleated Folds: How Paper Folds Between Creases
In the second intersection of three spheres, one solution would make a diagonal crease mountain, and the other solution would make that crease valley.
(Non)existence of Pleated Folds: How Paper Folds Between Creases
Therefore the folding is uniquely determined by θ and by the mountain-valley assignment of the original hyperbolic paraboloid creases.
(Non)existence of Pleated Folds: How Paper Folds Between Creases
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