Definition of Tramontane

1. Noun. A cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean.

Exact synonyms: Tramontana
Generic synonyms: Boreas, North Wind, Norther, Northerly

2. Adjective. On or coming from the other side of the mountains (from the speaker). "Tramontane winds"
Exact synonyms: Transmontane
Similar to: Transalpine, Ultramontane
Antonyms: Cismontane

3. Adjective. Being or coming from another country. "Tramontane influences"
Similar to: Foreign, Strange

Definition of Tramontane

1. a. Lying or being beyond the mountains; coming from the other side of the mountains; hence, foreign; barbarous.

2. n. One living beyond the mountains; hence, a foreigner; a stranger.

Definition of Tramontane

1. Adjective. From the far side of the mountains (especially from North of the Alps) ¹

2. Adjective. foreign ¹

3. Adjective. a classical name for the north wind ¹

4. Noun. One living beyond the mountains; a foreigner; a stranger. ¹

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Definition of Tramontane

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tramontane

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tramontane (current term)
tramp's spurge
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tramp iron
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tramp stamps
tramp steamer
tramp steamers

Literary usage of Tramontane

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1. History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia by Charles Campbell (1860)
"... tramontane Expedition—His Companions—Details of the Exploration— They cross the Blue Ridge — The tramontane Order—The Golden Horseshoe. ..."

2. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1823)
"tramontane. A tint from the goblet hath not written " wine" upon the parchment ... tramontane. And methinks, a cup of inspiriting Portugal, a glass of red ..."

3. Viaggi Di Pietro Della Valle, Il Pellegrino: Descritti Da Lui Medesimo in by Pietro Della Valle (1843)
"... senza toccar più terra e con le tramontane in poppa, che in quel tempo sogliono regnare, é solito di arrivarvi in tre o quattro giorni al più. ..."

4. Change of Air; Or, The Diary of a Philosopher in Pursuit of Health and by James Johnson (1831)
"TO-DAY, started at sunrise, in an open barouche, for POMPEII, under the chilling influence of a tramontane, or North-easter, ..."

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