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mount

noun \ ˈmau̇nt \

Definition of mount

1 :a high hill :mountain used especially before an identifying name
  • Mount Everest
2 archaic :earthwork 1
3 :mound 2a(1)

Origin and Etymology of mount

Middle English, from Old English munt & Anglo-French munt, mont, both from Latin mont-, mons; akin to Welsh mynydd mountain, Latin minari to project, threaten


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mount

verb

Definition of mount

intransitive verb
1 :rise, ascend
2 :to increase in amount or extent
  • expenses began to mount
3 :to get up on something above the level of the ground; especially :to seat oneself (as on a horse) for riding
transitive verb
1 a :to go up :climb
b (1) :to seat or place oneself on
(2) :to climb on top of for copulation
2 a :to lift up :raise
b (1) :to put or have in position
  • mount artillery
(2) :to have as equipment
c (1) :to organize and equip (an attacking force)
  • mount an army
(2) :to launch and carry out (something, such as an assault or a campaign)
3 :to set on something that elevates
4 a :to cause to get on a means of conveyance
b :to furnish with animals for riding
5 :to post or set up for defense or observation
  • mounted some guards
6 a :to attach to a support
b :to arrange or assemble for use or display
7 a :to prepare (something, such as a specimen) for examination or display
b :to prepare and supply with materials needed for performance or execution
  • mount an opera

mountable

play \ˈmau̇n-tə-bəl\ adjective

mounter

noun

Examples of mount in a Sentence

  1. Their troubles have continued to mount.

  2. The pressure mounted as the crisis continued.

  3. The cowboy mounted his horse and then quickly dismounted.

  4. She mounted her bicycle and rode away.

Origin and Etymology of mount

Middle English, from Anglo-French munter, monter, from Vulgar Latin *montare, from Latin mont-, mons


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mount

noun

Definition of mount

1 :an act or instance of mounting; specifically :an opportunity to ride a horse in a race
2 :frame, support: such as
a :the material (such as cardboard) on which a picture is mounted
b :a jewelry setting
c (1) :an undercarriage or part on which a device (such as a motor or an artillery piece) rests in service
(2) :an attachment for an accessory
d :a hinge, card, or acetate envelope for mounting a stamp
e :a glass slide with its accessories on which objects are placed for examination with a microscope
3 :a means of conveyance; especially :saddle horse

First Known Use of mount

15th century

Other Equestrian Terms


MOUNT Defined for English Language Learners

mount

verb

Definition of mount for English Language Learners

  • : to go or climb up (something) : to climb up onto (something)

  • : to increase in amount

  • : to seat yourself on a horse, bicycle, etc.


MOUNT Defined for Kids

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mount

noun \ ˈmau̇nt \

Definition of mount for Students

:a high hill :mountain Hint: Mount is used especially before a proper name.
  • Mount Everest

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mount

verb

Definition of mount for Students

mounted; mounting
1 :to go up :climb
  • mount a ladder
2 :to get up onto something
  • mount a platform
  • mount a horse
3 :to increase rapidly in amount
  • His debts were mounting.
4 :to prepare for use or display by fastening in position on a support
  • I mounted a picture on cardboard.
5 :to organize and carry out
  • Police mounted a search.

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mount

noun

Definition of mount for Students

1 :a frame or support that holds something
  • a camera lens mount
2 :a horse used for riding

Medical Dictionary

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mount

transitive verb \ ˈmau̇nt \

medical Definition of mount

:to prepare for examination or display; specifically :to place (an object) on a slide for microscopic examination
  • mount a specimen

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mount

noun

medical Definition of mount

1 :a glass slide with its accessories on which objects are placed for examination with a microscope
2 :a specimen mounted on a slide for microscopic examination


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