What does mountainous mean?

Definitions for mountainous
ˈmaʊn tn əsmoun·tain·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cragged, craggy, hilly, mountainousadjective

    having hills and crags

    "hilly terrain"

  2. mountainousadjective

    like a mountain in size and impressiveness

    "mountainous waves"; "a mountainous dark man"

  3. mountainousadjective

    containing many mountains


  1. mountainousadjective

    Having many mountains; rough (terrain); rocky.

  2. mountainousadjective

    Resembling a mountain, especially in size.

  3. mountainousadjective

    Very difficult.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mountainousadjective

    full of, or containing, mountains; as, the mountainous country of the Swiss

    Etymology: [F. montagneux, L. montaniosus.]

  2. Mountainousadjective

    inhabiting mountains

    Etymology: [F. montagneux, L. montaniosus.]

  3. Mountainousadjective

    large as, or resembling, a mountain; huge; of great bulk; as, a mountainous heap

    Etymology: [F. montagneux, L. montaniosus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mountainous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mountainous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mountainous in a Sentence

  1. Ray Pruitt:

    It's a remote area with very rugged terrain. Isolated, sparsely populated, a lot of it is high desert terrain; other parts are mountainous, i'm told there are caves in the area, there are mines, unoccupied homes, outbuildings, just a lot of places for a person to hide.

  2. National Hurricane Center:

    These rainfall amounts may produce life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous debris flows and landslides are also possible in mountainous terrain.

  3. Brian Segee:

    Now theconstructionis moving into areas without any barrier, which are primarily the most remote, mountainous areas along the Arizonaborder and some of the best corridors for jaguars and other species.

  4. Myles Caggins:

    The forces trekked through mountainous terrain and eliminated four hostile ISIS fighters who were barricaded in the caves, the recovery took approximately six hours.

  5. The NHC:

    These rains may cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.

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