mount

noun (1)
\ˈmau̇nt \

Definition of mount 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a high hill : mountain used especially before an identifying name Mount Everest

2 archaic : earthwork sense 1

mount

verb
mounted; mounting; mounts

Definition of mount (Entry 2 of 3)

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

1a : to go up : climb

b(1) : to seat or place oneself on

(2) : to climb on top of for copulation

2a : 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

4a : 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

6a : to attach to a support

b : to arrange or assemble for use or display

7a : 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

mount

noun (2)

Definition of mount (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Other Words from mount

Verb

mountable \ˈmau̇n-​tə-​bəl \ adjective
mounter noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for mount

Synonyms: Verb

arise, ascend, aspire, climb, lift, rise, soar, thrust, up, uprear, uprise, upthrust, upturn

Antonyms: Verb

decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge

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Examples of mount in a Sentence

Verb

Their troubles have continued to mount. The pressure mounted as the crisis continued. The cowboy mounted his horse and then quickly dismounted. She mounted her bicycle and rode away.
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First Known Use of mount

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mount

Noun (1)

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

Verb

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

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The first known use of mount was before the 12th century

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mount

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mount

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

: to increase in amount

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

mount

noun
\ˈmau̇nt \

Kids Definition of mount

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a high hill : mountain

Hint: Mount is used especially before a proper name.
Mount Everest

mount

verb
mounted; mounting

Kids Definition of mount (Entry 2 of 3)

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.

mount

noun

Kids Definition of mount (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a frame or support that holds something a camera lens mount

2 : a horse used for riding

\ˈmau̇nt \

Medical Definition of mount 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

mount

noun

Medical Definition of mount (Entry 2 of 2)

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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