Everest

Everest

[ev-er-ist, ev-rist]
noun
1.
a mountain in S Asia, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world. 29,028 feet (8848 meters).
2.
high point; summit: The book is an Everest in the field of historical scholarship.
3.
a male given name.
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Everest (ˈɛvərɪst)
 
n
1.  Mount Everest Nepalese name: Sagarmatha, Qomolangma, Chinese names: Chomolungma a mountain in S Asia on the border between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world; first climbed by members of a British-led expedition (1953). Height: established as 8848 m (29 028 ft) for many years, but the latest of a series of more recent reassessments (in 1999), not currently accepted by all authorities or by either of the controlling governments, puts it at 8850 m (29 035 ft)
2.  any high point of ambition or achievement
 
[C19: named after Sir G. Everest (1790--1866), Surveyor-General of India]

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Everest
mountain between Nepal and Tibet, named 1865 for Sir George Everest (1790-1866), surveyor-general of India. The Tibetan name is Chomolangma "mother goddess of the world."
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