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Definition of ALP

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Alp \Alp\, n.
     A bullfinch. --Rom. of R.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Alp \Alp\, n. [L. Alpes the Alps, said to be of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. alp a high mountain, Ir. ailp any huge mass or lump: cf. F. Alpes.]
     1. A very high mountain. Specifically, in the plural, the highest chain of mountains in Europe, containing the lofty mountains of Switzerland, etc. [1913 Webster]

              Nor breath of vernal air from snowy alp. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Hills peep o'er hills, and alps on alps arise.
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     2. Fig.: Something lofty, or massive, or very hard to be surmounted. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The plural form Alps is sometimes used as a singular.
           "The Alps doth spit." --Shak.
           [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ALP
         Access Linux Platform (Linux, PDA, Palm)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

ALP
         Assembly Language Processor (IBM)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]


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