Great Saint Bernard
geographical name mountain pass 8090 feet (2468 meters) through Pennine Alps between Switzerland & Italy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Great Saint Bernard Pass — ancient Mons Jovis Pass in the Alps. One of the highest of the Alpine frontier passes, at 8,100 ft (2,469 m), it lies on the Italian Swiss border east of the Mont Blanc group and connects Valais, Switz., with Aosta, Italy. Historically the most… …   Universalium

  • Saint Bernard — [bər närd′] n. any of a breed of very large, reddish brown and white dog once kept by the monks of the hospice of the Great St. Bernard Pass in the Swiss Alps, and trained to rescue travelers lost in the snow: now kept as a companion dog * * *… …   Universalium

  • Great St Bernard Pass — This article is about the mountain pass. For other uses, see Saint Bernard (disambiguation). Great St Bernard Pass Col du Grand Saint Bernard View of the south side from the monastery …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Bernard — I. noun Etymology: the hospice of Grand Saint Bernard, where such dogs were first bred Date: 1839 any of a Swiss alpine breed of tall powerful working dogs used especially formerly in aiding lost travelers II. geographical name see Great Saint… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Saint Bernard — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Bernard — [bər närd′] n. any of a breed of very large, reddish brown and white dog once kept by the monks of the hospice of the Great St. Bernard Pass in the Swiss Alps, and trained to rescue travelers lost in the snow: now kept as a companion dog …   English World dictionary

  • Great St Bernard Tunnel — The Great St Bernard Tunnel is a road tunnel complementing the Great St Bernard Pass, linking Martigny in the Swiss canton of Valais/Wallis with the Val d Aosta in north western Italy. There is a toll to use the tunnel, payable in full even for… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Bernard — /sənt ˈbɜnəd/ (say suhnt bernuhd) noun one of a breed of large dogs with a massive head, noted for their intelligence. {named after the hospice of St Bernard, on the pass of the Great St Bernard in the Alps, between Switzerland and Italy, where… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard — Menthon Saint Bernard …   Wikipedia

  • saint — saintless, adj. /saynt/, n. 1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization. 2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence. 3. a founder, sponsor, or… …   Universalium

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