Definition of Karakoram
1. Noun. A mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak.
Group relationships: Cashmere, Jammu And Kashmir, Kashmir
Terms within: Gasherbrum, Dapsang, Godwin Austen, K2, Mount Godwin Austen, Rakaposhi
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
Definition of Karakoram
1. Proper noun. a mountain range located in Gilgit, Ladakh & Baltistan. The '''Karakoram''' range is home to more than sixty peaks above 7,000m (22,960 ft), most of which are in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, including K2, the second highest peak of the world (8,611 m, 28,244 ft). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Karakoram
Literary usage of Karakoram
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"AN EXPLORATION OF THE MUSTAGH PASS IN THE Karakoram HIMALAYAS. By AUG. 0. P. FERBER, FROS A LONG-CHERISHED design of visiting the icy regions of Central ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"The Exploration of the Glacial Region of the Karakoram Mountains. ... Previous to the expedition of Mr. Conway's party to the Karakoram Mountains the whole ..."
3. A Sketch of the Geography and Geology of the Himalaya Mountains and Tibet by Sidney Gerald Burrard, Henry Hubert Hayden (1908)
"Though the number of great peaks is less on the Karakoram than on the Great ... A length of 104 miles of the Karakoram crest carries great peaks against one ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"On Rocks and Minerals collected by Mr. WM Conway iu thé Karakoram Himalayas. ... During his journey in the Karakoram Himalayas, Mr. WM Conway collected more ..."
5. The Pamirs: Being a Narrative of a Year's Expedition on Horseback and on by Charles Adolphus Murray Dunmore (1893)
"Karakoram Pass—Mustagh, or Ice Mountains—The Ravens— ... In giving my description of the Karakoram pass, I wish to be acquitted of any intention of ..."
6. China, Her History, Diplomacy, and Commerce: From the Earliest Times to the by Edward Harper Parker (1917)
"... or you can go south of the Gobi steppe past Khotan and Yarkand, passing to the north of the Karakoram Pass which leads into Kashmir, ..."
7. Chinese Central Asia: A Ride to Little Tibet by Henry Lansdell (1893)
"Chang Chenmo and Karakoram routes, 314.—March to Suget, and attenuated atmosphere, ... Murder of Dalgleish ; Karakoram Pass, 317.— Perils of route, 323. ..."