- of the Alps or the peoples living in the region of the Alps
- of or like high mountains
- growing in high altitudes above the timberline
- designating or having to do with downhill or slalom skiing
- designating or of a physical type of the Caucasoid peoples exemplified by the broad-headed, brown-haired, medium-statured people of the Alps
Origin of AlpineClassical Latin alpinus ; from Alpes, the Alps
- Alpine Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Alps or their inhabitants.
- Of or relating to high mountains.
- Biology Living or growing on mountains above the timberline: alpine plants.
- Sports a. Intended for or concerned with mountaineering.b. Alpine Of or related to downhill skiing.
Origin of alpineMiddle English, from Latin Alp&imacron;nus, from Alp&emacron;s, the Alps.
(comparative more alpine, superlative most alpine)
(comparative more Alpine, superlative most Alpine)
- Relating to the Alps, a mountain range in Western Europe.
From French alpin, see also alpine
- mixed wool and silk or mohair and cotton fabric