mountain range


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).

Origin of mountain range

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mountain range

sierra, chain, range, Alps, Andes, Himalayas, Rockies, cordillera, massif

Examples from the Web for mountain range

Historical Examples of mountain range

  • It leaped like a sunrise from peak to peak in a mountain-range of obstinacy.

    The Madigans

    Miriam Michelson

  • The western side of the group is traversed by a mountain-range 2000 feet in height.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • It is in a mountain-range; and, as such, in a district likely to be an ancient occupancy.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Black clouds were pouring in masses over the mountain-range.

    Mystery Ranch

    Arthur Chapman

  • Not a mountain-range, but a stayless nothingness parted them.

    Mary Marston

    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for mountain range

mountain range


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