Definition of Everest, Mount in US English:

Everest, Mount

proper noun

  • A mountain in the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Rising to 29,028 feet (8,848 m), it is the highest mountain in the world; it was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

    Tibetan name Qomolungma

Origin

Named after Sir George Everest (1790–1866), British surveyor general of India.

Pronunciation

Everest, Mount

/ˈev(ə)rəst/