Alps vs Mountain - What's the difference?

alps | mountain |


As nouns the difference between alps and mountain

is that alps is while mountain is a large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 3048 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

alps

English

(wikipedia Alps)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A mountain range in Western Europe, running from France to Austria, with its highest peak Mont Blanc at 4808 meters.
  • Usage notes

    Usually referred to as "the Alps".

    Derived terms

    * Bernese Alps

    Anagrams

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    mountain

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
  • Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
    We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains .
  • A large amount.
  • There's still a mountain of work to do.
  • (figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Five minutes into the game the Black Cats were facing a mountain , partly because of West Brom's newly-found ruthlessness in front of goal but also as a result of the home side's defensive generosity.}}

    Derived terms

    * Chinese mountain cat * faith will move mountains * folded mountain * have a mountain to climb * if the mountain won't come to Muhammad * make a mountain out of a molehill * mountain ash * mountain bearberry * mountain bike * mountain boarding * mountain building * mountain buzzard * mountain cat * mountain chain * mountain climbing * mountain cranberry * mountain dew * mountain fever * mountain goat * mountain gorilla * mountain hare * mountain laurel * mountain lion * mountain range * mountain reindeer * mountain sheep * mountain sickness * mountain top removal mining * mountain unit * mountain zebra * mountaineer * mountaineering * mountainless * mountainous * mountainside * mountaintop * snow on the mountain * Stoliczka's mountain vole * table mountain * White Cloud Mountain minnow

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