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mountain

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noun moun·tain \ˈmau̇n-tən\

Simple Definition of mountain

  • : an area of land that rises very high above the land around it and that is higher than a hill

  • : a very large amount of something

Full Definition of mountain

  1. 1 a :  a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill b :  an elongated ridge

  2. 2 a :  a great mass b :  a vast number or quantity

Examples of mountain

  1. She watched the sun set behind the mountains.

  2. a cabin in the mountains

  3. They both like mountain climbing.

  4. We've received a mountain of mail.



Origin of mountain

Middle English, from Anglo-French muntaine, from Vulgar Latin *montanea, from feminine of *montaneus of a mountain, alteration of Latin montanus, from mont-, mons


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with mountain




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