Definitions for moundmaʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moundmaʊnd(n.)

  1. a natural elevation of earth; hillock or knoll.

  2. an artificial elevation of earth, as for a defense work or a dam; embankment.

  3. a heap or raised mass:

    a mound of papers.

  4. the slightly raised ground from which a baseball pitcher delivers the ball.

    Category: Sport

  5. (v.t.)to form into a mound; heap up.

  6. to furnish with a mound of earth, as for a defense.

Origin of mound:

1505–15; earlier: hedge or fence used as a boundary or protection; cf. OE mund hand (hence, protection), c. ON mund protection

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mound, hill, pitcher's mound(noun)

    (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

  2. knoll, mound, hillock, hummock, hammock(noun)

    a small natural hill

  3. pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus(noun)

    a collection of objects laid on top of each other

  4. mound, hill(noun)

    structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones

    "they built small mounds to hide behind"

  5. pitcher, mound(verb)

    the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit

    "he has played every position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"

  6. mound(verb)

    form into a rounded elevation

    "mound earth"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mound(noun)ʊnd

    a raised area of ground

    a mound of earth

  2. moundʊnd

    a pile

    a mound of earth dirty clothes

Wiktionary

  1. mound(Noun)

    A hand.

  2. mound(Noun)

    A protection; restraint; curb.

  3. mound(Noun)

    A helmet.

  4. mound(Noun)

    Might; size.

  5. mound(Noun)

    An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.

  6. mound(Noun)

    A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.

  7. mound(Noun)

    The place where the pitcher stands to pitch.

  8. mound(Noun)

    A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.

  9. mound(Noun)

    Vulva.

  10. mound(Verb)

    To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.

  11. mound(Verb)

    To force or pile into a mound or mounds.

    He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

  12. Origin: From earlier meaning "hedge, fence", from mound, mund, from mund, from mundō, from men-. Cognate with mund, munt ( Mündel, Vormund), mund), mond, manus, μάρη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mound(noun)

    a ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also globe

  2. Mound(noun)

    an artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll

  3. Mound(verb)

    to fortify or inclose with a mound

Freebase

  1. Mound

    A mound is a general term for an artificial heaped pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris. The most common use is in reference to natural earthen formation such as hills and mountains, particularly if they appear artificial. The term may also be applied to any rounded area of topographically higher elevation on any surface. Artificial mounds have been created for a variety of reasons throughout history, including ceremonial, burial, and commemorative purposes.


Translations for mound

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mound(noun)

a small hill or heap of earth etc

a grassy mound; a mound of rubbish.

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