- a high mountain.
Origin of alp
- a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4810 meters).
- American Labor Party.
Examples from the Web for alp
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 're mean vicious, these Alp dogs, and never to be trusted," said Quackinboss.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
Alp Khan, enraged by this scene, threw himself in the contest.Les Parsis
They may say what they like, but compared with him, Alp Arslan is a white-livered Giaour.'Alroy
Upon the soft green Alp an unseen hand had rolled a mountain of ice.Legends of the Rhine
The noise of the passing carriage had reminded her of the roaring of the south-wind on the Alp.Heidi
- (in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks
- a high mountain
- Australian Labor Party
- a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)
- a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley
Word Origin and History for alp
1590s, "any high, snow-capped mountain," from Alps, from French Alpes, from Latin Alpes "the Alps," perhaps from altus "high," or albus "white" or from a Celtic word (according to Servius), or a pre-Indo-European root. Alps, the European mountain range, attested by that name in English from 1550s.
Mountain system of south-central Europe.