moun·​tain·​side | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio) \

Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain

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Video posted to social media showed firefighters on a street surrounded by fire taking over the mountainside. Arnaud Siad, Sara Mhaidli And Eric Levenson, CNN, "Fire in Spain's Canary Islands causes major evacuations," 11 Aug. 2019 About 100 years ago, the glacier covered almost 6 square miles of a mountainside in western Iceland and measured 50 meters thick. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "'Killed' by climate change: Iceland to erect memorial to lost glacier," 23 July 2019 Rising above it, ancient Delphi glimmered from the mountainside like a polished gem — as smooth and simple as the stone at its very heart that once marked the center of the world. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Voyage to the Center of the World," 9 July 2019 Although the shaking was less intense, Trona’s location on soft sediments that have eroded off a mountainside — known as an alluvial fan — caused the ground to act like quicksand, O’Dell said. Rong-gong Lin Ii,, "Ridgecrest earthquake mystery: Why so little destruction from huge temblors?," 10 July 2019 At sunrise the rays set the mountainside ablaze in color. Emily Sweeney,, "6 Instagram-worthy covered bridges in New England," 9 July 2019 Plan your trip: Called the Nepal Rhododendron Trek, or the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, this journey is generally undertaken during spring when the rhododendron forest bloom along the mountainside. Kelly Barrett, National Geographic, "Flower power: 10 of the world's best destinations for blooms," 7 July 2019 Hundreds of feet up a rocky mountainside opposite Rustam, sheep grazed, watched by shepherds. New York Times, "A School With No Heat or Computers but Many College-Bound Students. Mostly Girls.," 27 June 2019 Last month a mountainside collapsed, taking with it part of a new motorway linking Bogotá with the south-eastern lowlands. The Economist, "Can Colombia’s President Iván Duque find his feet?," 22 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce mountainside (audio) \

Kids Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain

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to shake or wave menacingly

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