a mountain range in NW Africa, extending through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Highest peak, Mt. Tizi, 14,764 feet (4,500 meters).
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Atlas Mountains in a sentence
Yet next day nothing was spoken about in the town but his intention to be off to Algeria to hunt the lions of the Atlas Mountains.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Almonds are one of the staple articles of trade in the Atlas Mountains.Mogreb-el-Acksa | R. B. Cunninghame Graham
The Atlas Mountains traverse the country in several parallel chains, running from southwest to northeast.
It is in Morocco that the central range of the Atlas Mountains forms a watershed.
Beyond the Atlas Mountains, in the most southern section, the country partakes of the nature of the Sahara.
British Dictionary definitions for Atlas Mountains
a mountain system of N Africa, between the Mediterranean and the Sahara. Highest peak: Mount Toubkal, 4165 m (13 664 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012