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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (noun) A high mountain.
  2. (noun) A very large mound or mass.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Alpion; because the word alp, in some of the original western languages, generally signifies very high lands, or hills; as this isle appears to those who approach it from the Continent. - A Museum for Young Gentlemen and Ladies Or, a Private Tutor for Little Masters and Misses
  2. Angling upward to a point, like a child's drawing of an alp, it is not quite a high-rise. - Building a Better Future
  3. Congrats Chris. ahmet alp balkan said at 1am on Jan 8th # | - Happy birthday to me! I’m joining Google | FactoryCity
  4. Sitting on a shelf, Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain" stares down as coldly and harshly as an alp in winter. - As electronic readers gain popularity, what happens to the personal library?
  5. Those seven summers worth of tedious work sit "wie ein alp" as a certain philosopher once said on my memory. - Making Light: Open thread 135


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