Mountain vs. Massif

Mountain vs. Massif — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Mountain and Massif

Mountainnoun

Abbr. Mt. or Mtn. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.

Massifnoun

A large mountain mass or compact group of connected mountains forming an independent portion of a range.

Mountainnoun

A large heap

a mountain of laundry.

Massifnoun

A large section or block of the earth's crust that is more rigid than the surrounding rock and has been moved or displaced as a unit.

Mountainnoun

A huge quantity

a mountain of trouble.

Massifnoun

A principal mountain mass.

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Mountainnoun

A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.

Everest is the highest mountain in the world.We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains.

Massifnoun

A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults or flexures and displaced as a unit without internal change; normally consists of gneisses and schists

Mountainnoun

A large amount.

There's still a mountain of work to do.

Massifnoun

a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range

Mountainnoun

A very large person or thing.

He was a real mountain of a man, standing seven feet tall.

Mountainnoun

(figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.

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Mountainnoun

(slang) A woman's large breast.

Mountainnoun

(cartomancy) The twenty-first Lenormand card.

Mountainnoun

a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

Mountainnoun

a large number or amount;

made lots of new friendsshe amassed a mountain of newspapers

Mountainadjective

relating to or located in mountains;

mountain people