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1mound

verb \ˈmand\

: to make a pile with or of (something)

: to cover (something) with a pile of something

Full Definition of MOUND

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to enclose or fortify with a fence or a ridge of earth
2
:  to form into a mound
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Examples of MOUND

  1. He mounded the food onto his plate.
  2. a desk mounded with books and papers

Origin of MOUND

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1515

2mound

noun, often attributive

: a small hill or pile of dirt or stones

: the slightly raised area of ground on which a baseball pitcher stands

: a heap or pile of something

Full Definition of MOUND

1
archaic :  hedge, fence
2
a (1) :  an artificial bank or hill of earth or stones; especially :  one constructed over a burial or ceremonial site (2) :  the slightly elevated ground on which a baseball pitcher stands
b :  a rounded hill or natural formation
3
a :  heap, pile <mounds of work>
b :  a small rounded mass <a mound of mashed potatoes>

Examples of MOUND

  1. the burial mounds of an ancient people
  2. a mound of dirty laundry
  3. a mound of mashed potatoes

Origin of MOUND

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1551
MOUND Defined for Kids

1mound

noun \ˈmand\

Definition of MOUND for Kids

1
:  a small hill or heap of dirt or stones
2
:  1heap 1, pile <a mound of dirty laundry>
3
:  the slightly raised ground on which a baseball pitcher stands

2mound

verb
mound·edmound·ing

Definition of MOUND for Kids

:  to make a pile or heap of <Snow was mounded on both sides of the road.>
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