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Ben Nevis

[ben nee-vis, nev-is]
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  1. a mountain in NW Scotland, in the Grampians: highest peak in Great Britain. 4406 feet (1345 meters).


[nee-vis, nev-is]
  1. one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).Compare St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
  2. Ben. Ben Nevis.
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Historical Examples

  • I wadna ca' them that on the tap of Ben-Nevis without a grue.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847


  • A joint-stock company that undertook to remove Ben-Nevis, is beginning to find unexpected obstructions.

British Dictionary definitions for ben nevis


  1. (ˈniːvɪs, ˈnɛvɪs) an island in the Caribbean, part of St Kitts-Nevis; the volcanic cone of Nevis Peak, which rises to 1002 m (3287 ft), lies in the centre of the island. Capital: Charlestown. Pop: 11 181 (2001. Area: 129 sq km (50 sq miles)
  2. (ˈnɛvɪs) See Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

  1. a mountain in W Scotland, in the Grampian mountains: highest peak in Great Britain. Height: 1344 m (4408 ft)
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