mountainside

noun

moun·​tain·​side ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio)
: the side of a mountain

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the villagers refused to return home from the mountainside, terrified the Taliban would exact revenge on them. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2022 No one was injured as the slide sent rock, dirt and vegetation tumbling from a mountainside above the dock. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2022 Located at the entrance of Gustavia, carved into the mountainside, the villa overlooks the harbor and is ideally located, just a 5 minutes’ walk from the town. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The plane crashed following a nosedive into a mountainside. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 6 Apr. 2022 The spa's leisure pools are heated with all-natural geothermal water sourced from the mountainside behind it. Maxime Tamsett, CNN, 22 Feb. 2022 Locals in the city of Düzce found a honey-drunk bear on the mountainside looking the worse for wear, according to state media. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 12 Aug. 2022 The tiny, fragile flowers and patches of fresh growth against a stark mountainside and slabs of gray rock were a reminder that wildfire is part of the ecosystem in California, including the eastern Sierra Nevada where the fire took place. Michael R. Blood, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug. 2022 The defense claimed there were valid reasons for site photos, since the crash was a mile up a mountainside at an elevation of 1,250 feet. Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountainside was in the 14th century

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“Mountainside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountainside. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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mountainside

noun

moun·​tain·​side ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio)
: the side of a mountain

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2022

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