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
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
2 : to increase in amount or extent <expenses began to mount>
3 : to get up on something above the level of the ground; especially : to seat oneself (as on a horse) for riding
1 a : to go up : climb b (1) : to seat or place oneself on (2) : to climb on top of for copulation
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)
3 : to set on something that elevates
4 a : to cause to get on a means of conveyance b : to furnish with animals for riding
5 : to post or set up for defense or observation <mounted some guards>
Examples of mount
Their troubles have continued to mount.
The pressure mounted as the crisis continued.
The cowboy mounted his horse and then quickly dismounted.
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 : an act or instance of mounting; specifically : an opportunity to ride a horse in a race
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 : a means of conveyance; especially : saddle horse
First Known Use of mount
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