Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Chimborazo

[chim-buh-rah-zoh, -rey-; Spanish cheem-baw-rah-saw]
noun
  1. a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes. 20,702 feet (6310 meters).
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chimborazo

Historical Examples

  • Not a whisper of such names as Chimborazo and Cotopaxi had reached Europe.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Why, the Pyramids must be as anthills to Chimborazo in comparison to it!

  • Chimborazo was long supposed to be the most lofty mountain on the globe.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The highest peak of the Andes (Chimborazo) is more than 21,000 feet above the sea.

    Lost in the Forest

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • On Chimborazo we never roped one another to cross crevasses.

    Tartarin On The Alps

    Alphonse Daudet


British Dictionary definitions for chimborazo

Chimborazo

noun
  1. an extinct volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the highest peak in Ecuador. Height: 6267 m (20 561 ft)
Show More
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