Everest: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ev'ur-ist, ev'rist), [key]
— n.
  1. a mountain in S Asia, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world. 29,028 ft. (8848 m).
  2. high point; summit: The book is an Everest in the field of historical scholarship.
  3. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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