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mountain range

a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line.
a series of mountains, or of more or less parallel lines of mountains, closely related, as in origin.
an area in which the greater part of the land surface is in considerable degree of slope, upland summits are small or narrow, and there are great differences in elevations within the area (commonly over 2000 feet, or 610 meters).
Origin of mountain range
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hundreds and thousands of earthquake shocks, some slight, and others severe, may have attended the upheaval of a mountain-range.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • It leaped like a sunrise from peak to peak in a mountain-range of obstinacy.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • One mountain-range after another was revealed and brought close by the rosy glow that now filled all the sky.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • It is in a mountain-range; and, as such, in a district likely to be an ancient occupancy.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Once more a deep valley, with sun-steeped farms on the hillsides between the river and the mountain-range behind.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Hans did not reply, but continued to gaze at the mountain-range towards which the party was riding.

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • Not a mountain-range, but a stayless nothingness parted them.

    Mary Marston George MacDonald
  • He lay perfectly stolid, his horizontal profile resembling a mountain-range the highest peak of which was his under lip.

  • We are certainly progressing in the way we wish to go; but the immense extent of the mountain-range is extraordinary.

    The Kangaroo Hunters Anne Bowman
  • The home of this tree is the north, more especially the mountain-range on the upper Indus above Cashmere.

British Dictionary definitions for mountain-range

mountain range

a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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