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mound

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verb \ˈmau̇nd\

Definition of mound

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to enclose or fortify with a fence or a ridge of earth

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of mound

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1515


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mound

noun, often attributive

Definition of mound

  1. 1 archaic :  hedge, fence

  2. 2a (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 standsb :  a rounded hill or natural formation

  3. 3a :  heap, pile mounds of workb :  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

Origin and Etymology of mound

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1500


MOUND Defined for English Language Learners

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mound

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verb \ˈmau̇nd\

Definition of mound for English Language Learners

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

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


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mound

noun, often attributive

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

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noun \ˈmau̇nd\

Definition of mound for Students

  1. 1 :  a small hill or heap of dirt or stones

  2. 2 :  1heap 1, pile a mound of dirty laundry

  3. 3 :  the slightly raised ground on which a baseball pitcher stands


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mound

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verb

Definition of mound for Students

mounded

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mounding

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



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