Mount Everest

Everest

[ev-er-ist, ev-rist]
noun
  1. 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).
  2. high point; summit: The book is an Everest in the field of historical scholarship.
  3. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for mount everest

Everest

noun
  1. 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
  2. any high point of ambition or achievement

Word Origin for Everest

C19: named after Sir G. Everest (1790–1866), Surveyor-General of India
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Word Origin and History for mount everest

Everest

n.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

mount everest in Culture

Mount Everest

Mountain on the border of Tibet and Nepal in the central Himalayas.

Note

At over 29,000 feet, it is the highest peak in the world.

Note

It was first scaled in 1953 by Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal.
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