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mound

verb \ ˈmau̇nd \

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

Examples of mound in a Sentence

  1. He mounded the food onto his plate.

  2. a desk mounded with books and papers

Recent Examples of mound from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of mound

origin unknown

mound Synonyms


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mound

noun, often attributive

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 in a Sentence

  1. the burial mounds of an ancient people

  2. a mound of dirty laundry

  3. a mound of mashed potatoes

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Origin and Etymology of mound

origin unknown


MOUND Defined for English Language Learners

mound

verb

Definition of mound for English Language Learners

  • : to make a pile with or of (something)

  • : to cover (something) with a pile of something


mound

noun

Definition of mound for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MOUND Defined for Kids

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mound

noun \ ˈmau̇nd \

Definition of mound for Students

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

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mound

verb

Definition of mound for Students

mounded; mounding
:to make a pile or heap of
  • Snow was mounded on both sides of the road.


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