Definition of Appalachians
1. Noun. A mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States.
Terms within: Appalachia, Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains, Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Catskill Mountains, Catskills, Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, Great Smoky Mountains, Green Mountains, Taconic Mountains
Group relationships: East, Eastern United States
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
Definition of Appalachians
1. Proper noun. A range of mountains in eastern North America, running northeast from Alabama in the United States to Newfoundland in Canada, variously including or excluding the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York. ¹
2. Proper noun. The southern portion of the United States portion of this area, as a socioeconomic region. ¹
3. Proper noun. (plural of Appalachian) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Appalachians
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Physiography of the United States: Ten Monographs by National Geographic Society (U.S.), J. W. Powell (1896)
"This will form the boundary between the Northern and Southern appalachians. In the northern division, described by Mr. Willis in Monograph No. ..."
2. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1905)
"The area embracing the gold-fields of the Southern appalachians extendí from near Baltimore in a south-westerly direction across Maryland, ..."
3. Studies in Minor Folds by Charles Elijah Decker (1920)
"For comparison, the trend of a number of folds on the northwest border of the appalachians was determined from the geological folios and arranged in Table ..."
4. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"The question of the structure and the origin of the appalachians has been complicated by the assumption that the crystalline strata which constitute their ..."
5. The Theological and Literary Journal (1853)
"... now universally regarded as having been thrown up from the ocean since the period of the secondary formations. The appalachians bear on their tops or ..."
6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1866)
"The Hamilton beds were extensive in central New York and along the appalachians, but very thin to the westward over the interior: the "black slate" of the ..."