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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mountain range mean? 

  The noun MOUNTAIN RANGE has 1 sense:

1. a series of hills or mountains

  Familiarity information: MOUNTAIN RANGE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1mountain range [BACK TO TOP]


A series of hills or mountains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


chain of mountains; mountain chain; mountain range; range of mountains; range; chain

Context examples:

the valley was between two ranges of hills / the plains lay just beyond the mountain range

Hypernyms ("mountain range" is a kind of...):

formation; geological formation ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Meronyms (parts of "mountain range"):

massif (a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range)

mountain pass; notch; pass (the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks)

Instance hyponyms:

Ural Mountains; Urals (a mountain range in western Russia extending from the arctic to the Caspian Sea; forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia)

Rockies; Rocky Mountains (the chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide)

Rhodope Mountains (a mountain range in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe; extends along the border between Greece and Bulgaria)

Pyrenees (a chain of mountains between France and Spain)

Pamir Mountains; the Pamirs (a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China)

Ozark Mountains; Ozark Plateau; Ozarks (an area of low mountains in northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma)

Nan Ling (a mountain range in southeastern China running generally east to west)

Mount Carmel (a mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast)

Mesabi Range (a range of hills in northeastern Minnesota where rich iron ore deposits were discovered in 1887)

Kuenlun; Kuenlun Mountains; Kunlan Shan; Kunlun; Kunlun Mountains (a mountain range in western China that extends eastward from the Indian border for 1000 miles)

Karakoram; Karakoram Range; Karakorum Range; Mustagh; Mustagh Range (a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak)

Hindu Kush; Hindu Kush Mountains (a mountain range extending west of the Himalayas)

Sacramento Mountains (mountain range in New Mexico east of the Rio Grande)

San Juan Mountains (a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains)

Tien Shan; Tyan Shan (a major mountain range of central Asia; extends 1,500 miles)

Teton Range (a mountain range in northwest Wyoming; contains the Grand Teton)

Taconic Mountains (a range of the Appalachian Mountains long the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont)

St. Elias Mountains; St. Elias Range (a range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory)

Sierra Nevada (a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast east of Granada)

High Sierra; Sierra Nevada; Sierra Nevada Mountains (a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney)

Sierra Madre Oriental (a mountain range in northeastern Mexico the runs parallel to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico)

Sierra Madre Occidental (a mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline)

sierra (a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline))

Selkirk Mountains (a range of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia)

Sayan Mountains (a range of mountains in southern Siberia west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits)

Himalaya; Himalaya Mountains; Himalayas (a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain)

Guadalupe Mountains (a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas; the southern extension of the Sacramento Mountains)

Green Mountains (a range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont)

Balkan Mountain Range; Balkan Mountains; Balkans (the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula)

Australian Alps (a range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range)

Atlas Mountains (a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert; extends from southwestern Morocco to northern Tunisia)

Appalachian Mountains; Appalachians (a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States)

Apennines (a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula)

Andes (a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast)

Altai Mountains; Altay Mountains (a mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China)

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

Alleghenies; Allegheny Mountains (the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia)

Alaska Range (a mountain range in south central Alaska; contains Mount McKinley)

Admiralty Range (mountains in Antarctica north of Victoria Land)

Berkshire Hills; Berkshires (a low mountain range in western Massachusetts; a resort area)

Black Hills (mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore)

Great Smoky Mountains (part of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee)

Eastern Highlands; Great Dividing Range (a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia)

Dolomite Alps (an eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone)

Cumberland Mountains; Cumberland Plateau (the southwestern part of the Appalachians)

Coast Mountains; Coast Range (a string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower California)

Caucasus; Caucasus Mountains (the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia)

Catskill Mountains; Catskills (a range of the Appalachians west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas)

Cascade Mountains; Cascade Range; Cascades (a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range)

Carpathian Mountains; Carpathians (a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania; a popular resort area)

Cantabrian Mountains (a range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay)

Blue Ridge; Blue Ridge Mountains (a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia)

Adirondack Mountains; Adirondacks (a mountain range in northeastern New York State; a popular resort area)

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