Alp



a high mountain.
American Labor Party.
a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4810 meters).
Contemporary Examples

When the alp was taken over by the communists, it broke away and helped form the Liberal Party.
The Jewish Daily Forward Defined the Word Obama’s Now Using as a Slogan Seth Lipsky May 8, 2012

alp casualty rates are said to be double those of the Afghan National Army and National Police.
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

In many villages, peasants have a hard time telling the difference between the alp and the many arbakai.
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

Over the past six months at least 180 alp officers have been killed.
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

The official adds that young boys, too, are not immune from sexual assault by the alp and arbakai.
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

Historical Examples

alp was to lead the last round with his sweet Zara, and then they must part, though soon to meet again.
The Circassian Chief W.H.G. Kingston

“They ‘re mean vicious, these alp dogs, and never to be trusted,” said Quackinboss.
One Of Them Charles James Lever

The dear doctor visits us now every day, and as soon as he opens the door, he calls, ‘Away to the alp!’
Heidi Johanna Spyri

They may say what they like, but compared with him, alp Arslan is a white-livered Giaour.’
Alroy Benjamin Disraeli

Two strong porters came up the alp, each carrying on his back a fresh, white bed.
Heidi Johanna Spyri

noun
(in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks
a high mountain
abbreviation
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plural noun
a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)
a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley
n.

1590s, “any high, snow-capped mountain,” from Alps, from French Alpes, from Latin Alpes “the Alps,” perhaps from altus “high,” or albus “white” or from a Celtic word (according to Servius), or a pre-Indo-European root. Alps, the European mountain range, attested by that name in English from 1550s.

see Alp.

Mountain system of south-central Europe.

Note: The Alps provide scenic beauty and the location for an abundance of winter sports, making them a popular tourist destination.

language
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)
American Labor Party

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