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alp


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alp  \Alp\,  n.  [L.  Alpes  the  Alps,  said  to  be  of  Celtic  origin; 
  cf  Gael.  alp  a  high  mountain,  Ir  ailp  any  huge  mass  or 
  lump:  cf  F.  Alpes.] 
  1.  A  very  high  mountain.  Specifically,  in  the  plural,  the 
  highest  chain  of  mountains  in  Europe,  containing  the  lofty 
  mountains  of  Switzerland,  etc 
 
  Nor  breath  of  vernal  air  from  snowy  alp.  --Milton. 
 
  Hills  peep  o'er  hills,  and  alps  on  alps  arise. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Something  lofty,  or  massive,  or  very  hard  to  be 
  surmounted. 
 
  Note:  The  plural  form  Alps  is  sometimes  used  as  a  singular. 
  ``The  Alps  doth  spit.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alp  \Alp\,  n. 
  A  bullfinch.  --Rom.  of  R. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alp 
  n  :  any  high  mountain 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ALP 
 
    A  {list  processing}  extension  of  {Mercury 
  Autocode}. 
 
  ["ALP,  An  Autocode  List-Processing  Language",  D.C.  Cooper  et 
  al  Computer  J  5:28-31,  1962]. 
 
  (1995-01-24) 
 
 




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