mountainous mountainous  /ˈmaʊn tə nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having hills and crags
  2. (adj) like a mountain in size and impressiveness
  3. (adj) containing many mountains

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But not all Hmong made it to America: 15,000 of Vang's brethren were cut off from escape and were forced to melt away into the mountainous jungles of Laos.
  2. Pakistani intelligence sources, who monitor the mountainous regions where Bin Laden is believed to be hiding out, had also dismissed the reports of the terror leader's death.
  3. One of them is to meet the fundamental moral challenge posed by the strange old wizard who lives in a mountainous land and who is, sad to relate, the Man of 1951.

News

  1. Boulder County crews rescue stranded teen in St. Vrain River

    A teenage girl is safe after being separated from her inner tube while tubing the St. Vrain River and being stranded on a mountainous bank on the west side of Lyons' Meadow Park on Wednesday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald

  2. Conflict with Armenia Could Reignite During Azeri Election

    Almost two decades ago, the big guns fell silent in the war between Armenians and Azeris over a mountainous corner of Azerbaijan called Nagorno-Karabakh. Today, the 1994 ceasefire trench lines remain frozen in place. But Azerbaijan holds presidential elections in October. Now, some fear this frozen conflict could reignite over Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that is not recognized ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  3. Nagorno-Karabakh

    Almost two decades ago, the big guns fell silent in the war between Armenians and Azeris over a mountainous corner of Azerbaijan called Nagorno-Karabakh.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Voice of America

Quotes

  1. "There is a crucible of terrorism in the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan," Brown said before landing in Afghanistan to discuss his strategy with President Hamid Karzai.
    on Apr 27, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters India

  2. "He's not only the greatest aviator in the world, he's also the greatest gliding pilot in the world ...... I'm very confident that he would have got the plane down in one piece as long as the terrain below him was desert and not mountainous hills or...
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Richard Branson Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "It's a very mountainous area and if the roads are cut, even if you call out the troops, you can't get in," said Masaaki Sakakibara, a military official in charge of coordinating rescue operations in Kurihara, near the quake epicentre. "We...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Sakakibara Source: Swissinfo

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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /