mountain range


noun

a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line.
a series of mountains, or of more or less parallel lines of mountains, closely related, as in origin.
an area in which the greater part of the land surface is in considerable degree of slope, upland summits are small or narrow, and there are great differences in elevations within the area (commonly over 2000 feet, or 610 meters).

Nearby words

  1. mountain man,
  2. mountain maple,
  3. mountain men,
  4. mountain mint,
  5. mountain oyster,
  6. mountain rosebay,
  7. mountain sandwort,
  8. mountain sheep,
  9. mountain sickness,
  10. mountain standard time

Origin of mountain range

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for mountain range

mountain range

noun

a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin
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