1. [ adjective ] (antiquity) on or relating to or characteristic of the region or peoples beyond the Alps from Italy (or north of the Alps)
Synonyms: transalpine

"ancient transalpine Gaul was an area northwest of the Alps and included modern France and Belgium" "Cracow was a transalpine university"

Related terms: tramontane
2. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic,religion,Christianity) a Roman Catholic who advocates ultramontanism (supreme papal authority in matters of faith and discipline)
Related terms: Roman_Catholic
3. [ adjective ] of or relating to ultramonatism
Related terms: ultramontanism
4. [ adjective ] (antiquity,Italian) on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps
Synonyms: cisalpine

"ancient cisalpine Gaul included an area south and east of the Alps"

Related terms: cismontane
Similar spelling:   ultramontanism