Definition of Mountain chain

1. Noun. A series of hills or mountains. "The plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

Exact synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
Specialized synonyms: Adirondack Mountains, Adirondacks, Admiralty Range, Alaska Range, Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains, Alps, The Alps, Altai Mountains, Altay Mountains, Andes, Apennines, Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians, Atlas Mountains, Australian Alps, Balkan Mountain Range, Balkan Mountains, Balkans, Berkshire Hills, Berkshires, Black Hills, Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cantabrian Mountains, Carpathian Mountains, Carpathians, Cascade Mountains, Cascade Range, Cascades, Catskill Mountains, Catskills, Caucasus, Caucasus Mountains, Coast Mountains, Coast Range, Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, Dolomite Alps, Eastern Highlands, Great Dividing Range, Great Smoky Mountains, Green Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains, Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Hindu Kush Mountains, Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range, Kuenlun, Kuenlun Mountains, Kunlan Shan, Kunlun, Kunlun Mountains, Mesabi Range, Mount Carmel, Nan Ling, Ozark Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Ozarks, Pamir Mountains, The Pamirs, Pyrenees, Rhodope Mountains, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Sacramento Mountains, San Juan Mountains, Sayan Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, Sierra, Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierra Madre Oriental, High Sierra, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sierra Nevada, St. Elias Mountains, St. Elias Range, Taconic Mountains, Teton Range, Tien Shan, Tyan Shan, Transylvanian Alps, Tyrolean Alps, Ural Mountains, Urals
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation
Terms within: Massif, Mountain Pass, Notch, Pass



Definition of Mountain chain

1. Noun. A series of mountain ranges stretching across a continent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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mountain chain (current term)
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Literary usage of Mountain chain

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Such a mountain chain, for want of a better term, is called a folded mountain chain. ... The oldest mountain chain lay in the extreme north-west of Europe, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... mountain chain extending along the coasts of British Columbia and southeastern Alaska is generally ice-laden; the upper branches of the main valleys arc ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Towards the close of the Carboniferous period the third great mountain chain was formed. It lay to the south of the Caledonian chain, and its northern ..."

4. New Zealand Official Yearbook by New Zealand Dept. of Statistics (1907)
"First in importance is the eastern mountain chain, which commences near Queen Charlotte Sound and runs south-westerly more or less continuously until it is ..."

5. Travels in North America in the Years 1841-2: With Geological Observations by Charles Lyell (1845)
"Theory of the Origin of this mountain chain. CRETACEOUS STRATA OF NEW JERSEY. Sept. 30, 1841.—FROM Philadelphia I made a geological excursion of several ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1860)
"OBSERVATIONS ON THE GEOLOGY OP THE ROCKY mountain chain IN THE VICINITY OP SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. By WILLIAM P. BLAKE, of New Haven. [ABSTRACT. ..."

7. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"A mountain chain is a combination of mountain systems, or mountain belts of ... In the Rocky Mountains, the main Rocky mountain chain of British America, ..."

8. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"Zweifel and Moustier, it rises in 8° 36' N. lat., 10° 30' W. long., in one of the summits of a mountain chain which bears the name of Loma, ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Such a mountain chain, for want of a better term, is called a folded mountain chain. ... The oldest mountain chain lay in the extreme north-west of Europe, ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... mountain chain extending along the coasts of British Columbia and southeastern Alaska is generally ice-laden; the upper branches of the main valleys arc ..."

11. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Towards the close of the Carboniferous period the third great mountain chain was formed. It lay to the south of the Caledonian chain, and its northern ..."

12. New Zealand Official Yearbook by New Zealand Dept. of Statistics (1907)
"First in importance is the eastern mountain chain, which commences near Queen Charlotte Sound and runs south-westerly more or less continuously until it is ..."

13. Travels in North America in the Years 1841-2: With Geological Observations by Charles Lyell (1845)
"Theory of the Origin of this mountain chain. CRETACEOUS STRATA OF NEW JERSEY. Sept. 30, 1841.—FROM Philadelphia I made a geological excursion of several ..."

14. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1860)
"OBSERVATIONS ON THE GEOLOGY OP THE ROCKY mountain chain IN THE VICINITY OP SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. By WILLIAM P. BLAKE, of New Haven. [ABSTRACT. ..."

15. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"A mountain chain is a combination of mountain systems, or mountain belts of ... In the Rocky Mountains, the main Rocky mountain chain of British America, ..."

16. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"Zweifel and Moustier, it rises in 8° 36' N. lat., 10° 30' W. long., in one of the summits of a mountain chain which bears the name of Loma, ..."

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