Definition of Himalayas
1. Noun. A mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain.
Group relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India, Kingdom Of Nepal, Nepal, Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang
Terms within: Anapurna, Annapurna, Changtzu, Dhaulagiri, Everest, Mount Everest, Mt. Everest, Gosainthan, Kamet, Kanchanjanga, Kanchenjunga, Kinchinjunga, Mount Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Nanda Devi, Nanga Parbat, Nuptse
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
Derivative terms: Himalayan
Definition of Himalayas
1. Proper noun. A mountain range of south-central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Xizang (Tibet), Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan; includes nine of the world’s ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Himalayas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"A RECENT number of Petermanns Mitteilungen is devoted to a contribution * to the study of the origin of the existing geography of the himalayas by Dr. K. ..."
2. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1895)
"Although less elevated than the himalayas, it forms a more important water-parting, ... For about 480 miles the Trans-himalayas completely enclose the ..."
3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"The site of the himalayas, like the sites of the Alps and other mountain systems, is, in accordance with a fundamental principle of geology, ..."
4. A Visit to India, China, and Japan, in the Year 1853 by Bayard Taylor (1864)
"THE himalayas. Uto-pilón bj Mr. Keene—Wo ... of the Sub-himalayas—View of the Snowy Peaks—Grand Asiatic Tradition—Peculiar Structure of the Himalayan ..."
5. A Manual of the Geology of India: Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of by Geological Survey of India, Henry Benedict Medlicott, William Thomas Blanford (1893)
"THE AGE AND ORIGIN OF THE himalayas. Geographical limitation of the himalayas—Physical geography—Evidence of the tertiary deposits as to the age and ..."
6. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1896)
"As so much misapprehension on the subject of the geological history of the himalayas seems still to linger in some minds, it may be worth while to devote a ..."
7. Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet by Sven Anders Hedin (1909)
"In the west the himalayas part the waters between the Indus and some of its ... But every drop of water which falls on the himalayas goes down to the Indian ..."
8. South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce Bryce (1912)
"But a word may be added about the himalayas, since they, too, are on a great scale and the fitter to be compared to the Andes because near, ..."