Definition of Himalayan

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the Himalayas. "Himalayan peaks"

Partainyms: Himalayas
Derivative terms: Himalayas



Definition of Himalayan

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Himalayas, the great mountain chain in Hindostan.

Definition of Himalayan

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the Himalayas. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) huge, gigantic, enormously large ¹

3. Noun. An inhabitant of the Himalayas. ¹

4. Noun. A domestic cat breed similar to (and, in some places, considered a variety of) the Persian breed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Himalayan

Hillary Care
Hills Hoist
Hills Hoists
Hillsborough
Hilma
Hilo
Hilton's law
Hilton's method
Hilton's sac
Hilton's white line
Him
Himachal Pradesh
Himalaya Mountains
Himalaya honeysuckle
Himalayan
Himalayan blackberries
Himalayan blackberry
Himalayan cedar
Himalayan field rat
Himalayan field rats
Himalayan griffon vulture
Himalayan griffon vultures
Himalayan lilac
Himalayan marmot
Himalayan marmots
Himalayan rhubarb
Himalayan shrew
Himalayan shrews
Himalayan striped squirrel

Literary usage of Himalayan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The himalayan gneiss is usually white and grey, its felspar orthoclase and albite ... Hornblende occurs in the syenitic gneiss of the Northern himalayan (or ..."

2. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1835)
"Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the himalayan Mountains, and of the Flora of Cashmere. By J. Forbes Royle, Esq., ..."

3. A Memoir on the Indian Surveys by Clements Robert Markham (1878)
"The introduction contains a geographical sketch of the himalayan system, in which it is described as being composed of three chains, the northern range or ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1879)
"Explorations in Western Tibet, In/ the Trans-himalayan parties of the Indian Trigonometrical Survey. THE ' Report on the Survey of India for 1877-78,' a few ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1870)
"TRANS-himalayan EXPLORATIONS, 1868. John Light ; Benjamin Moran, ... The first paper read was— Report of the Trans-himalayan Explorations made during 1868. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"Terrestrial Refraction in the Western himalayan Mountains. ... The first portion appertains to what is called the NW himalayan Series, the second to what is ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... by Sykes many years ago,' which only contains about 150 species of Land-birds, of which about 105 belong to genera common to the himalayan and Malayan ..."

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