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ALPINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Alpine mean? 

ALPINE (adjective)
  The adjective ALPINE has 3 senses:

1. relating to or characteristic of alps
2. relating to the Alps and their inhabitants
3. living or growing above the timber line

  Familiarity information: ALPINE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALPINE (adjective)


Sense 1alpine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of alps

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

alpine sports

Pertainym:

alp (any high mountain)


Sense 2Alpine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to the Alps and their inhabitants

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Alpine countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Germany

Pertainym:

Alps (a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction)


Sense 3alpine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Living or growing above the timber line

Context example:

alpine flowers

Similar:

highland; upland (used of high or hilly country)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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