alp

noun
\ˈalp \

Definition of alp 

1 : a high rugged mountain

2 : something suggesting an alp in height, size, or ruggedness

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Synonyms for alp

Synonyms

hump, mount, mountain, peak

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Examples of alp in a Sentence

an adventurer who has scaled alps, explored ocean depths, and flown into the stratosphere

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ALPS is part of the company’s financial services segment. Diane Stafford, kansascity.com, "Missouri Works grants $1.97 million in tax credits for DST job growth," 30 May 2017 Instead he was spotted in the Swiss alps, drinking beer on the ski slopes with friends after partying into the early hours the night before at a club in the posh ski resort town of Verbier, the Daily Mail reported. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Prince William’s boys only ski weekend raises questions," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of alp

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alp

back-formation from Alps, mountain system of Europe

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aloun-aloun

alow

aloysia

alp

alpaca

alpargata

alpeen

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The first known use of alp was in the 15th century

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