moun·tain·side | \ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd \

Definition of mountainside 

: the side of a mountain

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The wind is stiff and the climate temperate, and the mountainsides teem with archaeological treasures of a long and meandering history. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culture," 25 June 2018 The slab of granite was flown to the mountainside, but volunteers hauled up almost everything else, Garner said. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "A year after fatal bear attack, family will return to Bird Ridge for ‘Jack’s Run’," 15 June 2018 Other potential options include scouring the mountainside for a backchannel into the cave, as well as finding faster ways to pump water from the cave. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Thai soccer team trapped in cave may have to scuba dive out, but none can swim," 4 July 2018 Wildfires are tearing across California, Colorado, New Mexico and other Western states this week, chewing up bone-dry mountainsides, scorching buildings and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes. New York Times, "‘The New Normal’: Wildfires Roar Across the West, Again," 2 July 2018 The cave, cut into a mountainside near the border with Myanmar, can flood severely during the rainy season, which runs from June to October. Tassanee Vejpongsa, Houston Chronicle, "Rain, high water complicate cave search for Thai soccer team," 27 June 2018 While Keown’s remains are interred at Arlington, the wreckage of his aircraft remains on a mountainside where it was found, said Taylan. Washington Post, "WWII pilot missing since 1944 laid to rest at Arlington," 15 June 2018 The chartered Taquan Air flight crashed on a rocky mountainside near Ketchikan. Washington Post, "First black female mayor of San Francisco is sworn in," 12 July 2018 Image Seven Bedrooms Set on a Mountainside $3.9 MILLION This seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is on a steep jungle mountainside in the coastal Puntarenas province of southwest Costa Rica. Kevin Brass, New York Times, "House Hunting in ... Costa Rica," 4 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain


moun·tain·side | \ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain

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