[trans-al-pahyn, -pin, tranz-]


situated beyond the Alps, especially toward the north as viewed from Italy.
passing or extending across or through the Alps: a transalpine railway.
of, relating to, or characteristic of peoples or lands beyond the Alps.


a native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps.

Nearby words

  1. transaction,
  2. transactional analysis,
  3. transactivate,
  4. transacylase,
  5. transaldolation,
  6. transalpine gaul,
  7. transamidination,
  8. transaminase,
  9. transamination,
  10. transannular

Origin of transalpine

1580–90; < Latin trānsalpīnus across the Alps, equivalent to trāns- trans- + Alp(ēs) the Alps + -īnus -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for transalpine


adjective (prenominal)

situated in or relating to places beyond the Alps, esp from Italy
passing over the Alps


a transalpine person
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