Definition of mountain
- The sun set behind the mountains.
- a mountain of a man
- —E. K. Brown
- a mountain of mail
- a mountain of debt
She watched the sun set behind the mountains.
a cabin in the mountains
They both like mountain climbing.
We've received a mountain of mail.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, loads, lot, mass, mess, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, volume, wad, wealth, yard;
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, tad, touch, trace;
all kinds (of), quite a bit;
: 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
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