a mountain in NW Wales: highest peak in Wales. 3560 feet (1085 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Snowdon was 600 feet greater, and the climate was much colder and more rigorous.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • Penmaenmawr is heaped upon Snowdon, and Plinlimmon nods upon the summit of Penmaenmawr.


    William Godwin

  • On the third morning after our arrival at Bangor, we set out for Snowdon.

  • It may have been Snowdon, or it may not—in any case it was a hill, and a stiff one.


    Talbot Baines Reed

  • There was sleeping accommodation on the top: so there is on the top of Snowdon.

    A Tramp's Wallet

    William Duthie

British Dictionary definitions for snowdon




a mountain in NW Wales, in Gwynedd: the highest peak in Wales. Height: 1085 m (3560 ft)Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa




1st Earl of, title of Antony Armstrong-Jones . born 1930, British photographer, whose work includes television documentaries, photographic books, and the design of the Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo (1965). His marriage (1960–78) to Princess Margaret ended in divorce
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Word Origin and History for snowdon


mountain in Caernarvonshire, northern Wales, from English snow (n.) + Old English dun "hill, mountain" (see down (n.2); presumably translating a former Celtic name. The height is snow-covered much of the year.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper