mountainous

adjective moun·tain·ous \ ˈmau̇n-tə-nəs , ˈmau̇nt-nəs \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of mountainous

1 : containing many mountains
2 : resembling a mountain : huge

mountainously

adverb

mountainousness

noun

Examples of mountainous in a Sentence

  1. the seemingly mountainous obstacles he had to overcome while growing up

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First Known Use of mountainous

14th century


MOUNTAINOUS Defined for English Language Learners

mountainous

adjective

Definition of mountainous for English Language Learners

  • : having many mountains

  • : extremely large


MOUNTAINOUS Defined for Kids

mountainous

adjective moun·tain·ous \ ˈmau̇n-tə-nəs \

Definition of mountainous for Students

1 : having many mountains
  • mountainous country
2 : like a mountain in size : huge
  • a mountainous pile


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