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alp

1

[ alp ]

noun

  1. a high mountain.


A.L.P.

2
or ALP

abbreviation for

  1. American Labor Party.

ALP

1

abbreviation for

  1. Australian Labor Party


alp

2

/ ælp /

noun

  1. (in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks
  2. a high mountain
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Word History and Origins

Origin of alp1

First recorded in 1635–1645; back formation from Alps
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Word History and Origins

Origin of alp1

C14: back formation from Alps, from French Alpes (pl), from Latin Alpēs, from Greek Alpeis
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Example Sentences

ALP casualty rates are said to be double those of the Afghan National Army and National Police.

In many villages, peasants have a hard time telling the difference between the ALP and the many arbakai.

Over the past six months at least 180 ALP officers have been killed.

The official adds that young boys, too, are not immune from sexual assault by the ALP and arbakai.

He says they were wearing the khaki-colored uniforms of the ALP.

They always treated me as though I were an invalid; and kept me for a year or two squatting on an Alp on account of my lungs.

Grimm has recorded that in old German, the caterpillar was named Alba, and that the Alp often takes the form of a butterfly.

Hermione blushed like an Alp-rose in the snow, and turned her head away from him.

It was a lovely morning, though Alp-like masses of cloud in the distance gave promise of thunder.

In the "Voyages" we find the most correct delineation, in words and sketches, of the peculiarities and glories of Alp-land.

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