- a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line.
- a series of mountains, or of more or less parallel lines of mountains, closely related, as in origin.
- an area in which the greater part of the land surface is in considerable degree of slope, upland summits are small or narrow, and there are great differences in elevations within the area (commonly over 2000 feet, or 610 meters).
Origin of mountain range
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for mountain range
It leaped like a sunrise from peak to peak in a mountain-range of obstinacy.The Madigans
The western side of the group is traversed by a mountain-range 2000 feet in height.The Desert World
It is in a mountain-range; and, as such, in a district likely to be an ancient occupancy.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
Black clouds were pouring in masses over the mountain-range.Mystery Ranch
Not a mountain-range, but a stayless nothingness parted them.Mary Marston
- a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin
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