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noun \ˈmau̇nt\

Definition of mount

  1. 1 :  a high hill :  mountain —used especially before an identifying name <Mount Everest>

  2. 2 archaic :  earthwork 1

  3. 3 :  mound 2a(1)

Origin of mount

Middle English, from Old English munt & Anglo-French munt, mont, both from Latin mont-, mons; akin to Welsh mynydd mountain, Latin minari to project, threaten

First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with mount




Simple Definition of mount

  • : to go or climb up (something) : to climb up onto (something)

  • : to increase in amount

  • : to seat yourself on a horse, bicycle, etc.

Full Definition of mount

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  rise, ascend

  3. 2 :  to increase in amount or extent <expenses began to mount>

  4. 3 :  to get up on something above the level of the ground; especially :  to seat oneself (as on a horse) for riding

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to go up :  climb b (1) :  to seat or place oneself on (2) :  to climb on top of for copulation

  7. 2 a :  to lift up :  raise b (1) :  to put or have (as artillery) in position (2) :  to have as equipment c (1) :  to organize and equip (an attacking force) <mount an army> (2) :  to launch and carry out (as an assault or a campaign)

  8. 3 :  to set on something that elevates

  9. 4 a :  to cause to get on a means of conveyance b :  to furnish with animals for riding

  10. 5 :  to post or set up for defense or observation <mounted some guards>

  11. 6 a :  to attach to a support b :  to arrange or assemble for use or display

  12. 7 a :  to prepare (as a specimen) for examination or display b :  to prepare and supply with materials needed for performance or execution <mount an opera>

mount·able play \ˈmau̇n-tə-bəl\ adjective
mount·er noun

Examples of mount

  1. Their troubles have continued to mount.

  2. The pressure mounted as the crisis continued.

  3. The cowboy mounted his horse and then quickly dismounted.

  4. She mounted her bicycle and rode away.

Origin of mount

Middle English, from Anglo-French munter, monter, from Vulgar Latin *montare, from Latin mont-, mons

First Known Use: 14th century




Definition of mount

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of mounting; specifically :  an opportunity to ride a horse in a race

  2. 2 :  frame, support: as a :  the material (as cardboard) on which a picture is mounted b :  a jewelry setting c (1) :  an undercarriage or part on which a device (as a motor or an artillery piece) rests in service (2) :  an attachment for an accessory d :  a hinge, card, or acetate envelope for mounting a stamp e :  a glass slide with its accessories on which objects are placed for examination with a microscope

  3. 3 :  a means of conveyance; especially :  saddle horse

15th Century

First Known Use of mount

15th century

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