follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

Ben Nevis

[ben nee-vis, nev-is] /bɛn ˈni vɪs, ˈnɛv ɪs/
noun
1.
a mountain in NW Scotland, in the Grampians: highest peak in Great Britain. 4406 feet (1345 meters).

Nevis

[nee-vis, nev-is] /ˈni vɪs, ˈnɛv ɪs/
noun
1.
one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
2.
Ben. Ben Nevis.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Ben Nevis
Historical Examples
  • At Ben Nevis, on the other hand, these forces are just reversed in strength.

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • She says that she always reads the reports from Ben Nevis's Observatory.

  • Washington is 6500 feet high, and seven others, which form a continuous line of peaks, are higher than Ben Nevis.

    First Impressions of the New World Isabella Strange Trotter
  • The Ben Nevis had sailed, and the worst she could do at present would be to run the blockade.

    Brave Old Salt Oliver Optic
  • During the Ben Nevis observations, for instance, we are told that the summit was almost constantly enveloped in fog or mist.

  • The Ben Nevis was captured, but my friends bought her after she was condemned.

    Brave Old Salt Oliver Optic
  • Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms are partly composed of granite.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • "The Ben Nevis," replied Pillgrim, with the most expressive emphasis.

    Brave Old Salt Oliver Optic
  • Her ainself has a wish to hear the eagle scream over Ben Nevis!

    Foes Mary Johnston
  • It was quite dark when the capture of the Ben Nevis was completed.

    Brave Old Salt Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

/bɛn ˈnɛvɪs/
noun
1.
a mountain in W Scotland, in the Grampian mountains: highest peak in Great Britain. Height: 1344 m (4408 ft)

Nevis

noun
1.
(ˈniːvɪs; ˈnɛvɪs). an island in the Caribbean, part of St Kitts-Nevis; the volcanic cone of Nevis Peak, which rises to 1002 m (3287 ft), lies in the centre of the island. Capital: Charlestown. Pop: 11 181 (2001. Area: 129 sq km (50 sq miles)
2.
(ˈnɛvɪs) See Ben Nevis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Ben Nevis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Ben

5
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ben nevis