1. of Alps: relating to the Alps
relating to downhill skiing: describes competitive skiing on steep downhill courses, especially downhill and slalom events
3. describes snowboard and snowboarding style: describes a type of snowboard that is thinner than average and more like a standard ski, or a type of snowboarding that concentrates on fast runs and freecarvinghttp://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...al·pine
[ ál pn ]
1. typical of high mountains: relating to, typical of, or found in high mountains
an alpine climate
2. used in mountaineering: used in or involving mountain climbing
situated or growing above timberline: describes the zone of vegetation on high mountains between the timberline and snow line and any plant that grows in or originates from that zone
Another spelling of Alpine (sense 2) (sense 3)http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...alpine
• adjective 1 relating to high mountains. 2 growing or found on high mountains. 3 (Alpine
) relating to the Alps.
Main Entry: Alpine
Date: 15th century
1 often not capitalized
: of, relating to, or resembling the Alps or any mountains
2 often not capitalized
: of, relating to, or growing in the biogeographic zone including the elevated slopes above timberline
3: of or relating to a physical type characterized by a broad head, stockiness, medium height, and brown hair or eyes often regarded as constituting a branch of the Caucasian race
4: of or relating to competitive ski events consisting of slalom and downhill racing — compare nordichttp://www.m-w.com/dictionaryal•pine
Pronunciation: (al'pīn, -pin), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, on, or part of any lofty mountain.
2. very high; elevated.
of, pertaining to, on, or part of the Alps.
4. Bot.growing on mountains above the limit of tree growth: alpine plants.
5. (often cap.)
of or pertaining to downhill skiing or a competitive downhill skiing event. Cf. Nordic (def. 3).
6. (cap.) Anthropol.having the features characteristic of an Alpine. http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/alpine