[ alp ]
See synonyms for alp on
  1. a high mountain.

Origin of alp

First recorded in 1635–1645; back formation from Alps

Words Nearby alp

Other definitions for A.L.P. (2 of 2)


  1. American Labor Party. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alp in a sentence

  • 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.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • Grimm has recorded that in old German, the caterpillar was named Alba, and that the alp often takes the form of a butterfly.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • Hermione blushed like an alp-rose in the snow, and turned her head away from him.

    Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
  • It was a lovely morning, though alp-like masses of cloud in the distance gave promise of thunder.

    Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
  • In the "Voyages" we find the most correct delineation, in words and sketches, of the peculiarities and glories of alp-land.

British Dictionary definitions for alp (1 of 2)


/ (ælp) /

  1. (in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks

  2. a high mountain

Origin of alp

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

British Dictionary definitions for ALP (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. Australian Labor Party

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