[ in-ter-mon-teyn ]

  1. located between mountains or mountain ranges: an intermontane lake.

Origin of intermontane

1800–10, Americanism;<Latin inter-inter- + montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus-ane
  • Also in·ter·moun·tain [in-ter-moun-tn]. /ˌɪn tərˈmaʊn tn/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use intermontane in a sentence

  • Lakes—splendid intermountain lakes—are an unrivaled attraction in the Glacier National Park.

    Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
  • The importance of this consideration appears clearly in connection with the Intermountain rate cases, soon to be discussed.

  • The second item in the complaint of the intermountain cities showed the cloven hoof of the transcontinental carriers.

  • This fact greatly aggravated the discrimination against which the intermountain cities complained.

  • All the former decisions had held the intermountain rates inherently unreasonable.

British Dictionary definitions for intermontane


/ (ˌɪntəmɒnˈteɪn) /

  1. occurring or situated between mountain ranges: an intermontane basin

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