- Mount, a mountain in S Asia, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world. 29,028 feet (8848 meters).
- high point; summit: The book is an Everest in the field of historical scholarship.
- a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of everest
The anti-gun contingent stands before an Everest of obstacles, a wall of patriotic babble about Second Amendment privileges.As Parents We’re All Gun Violence Cowards
May 30, 2014
The airplane flew at an altitude higher than that of Mount Everest—about 38,000 feet compared to Everest at 29,000 feet.How to Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive
April 22, 2014
At this writing, 334 permits to climb Everest have been issued for this spring season.
The tragedy of 16 Sherpas killed was the biggest single loss of life in the history of climbing Everest.
The top of Everest was visited by 234 people in 2012 on the same day, most of them paid clients.
Historical Examples of everest
And, quite apart from that, there is the matter of the inquiry into the loss of the Everest.In Search of El Dorado
It was not difficult to guess that, if Everest were one, the other must be Makalu.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921
Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
They closed Mt. Everest, after the last expedition, you will recall.
Everest had lost his hat and his wet hair stuck to his forehead.
Everest shot from the hip four times,--then his gun stalled.
- Mount Everest a mountain in S Asia on the border between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world; first climbed by members of a British-led expedition (1953). Height: established as 8848 m (29 028 ft) for many years, but the latest of a series of more recent reassessments (in 1999), not currently accepted by all authorities or by either of the controlling governments, puts it at 8850 m (29 035 ft)Nepalese name: Sagarmatha Chinese names: Qomolangma, Chomolungma
- any high point of ambition or achievement
Word Origin for Everest
mountain between Nepal and Tibet, named 1865 for Sir George Everest (1790-1866), surveyor-general of India. The Tibetan name is Chomolangma "mother goddess of the world."