Definitions for mountmaʊnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to go up; climb; ascend.

  2. to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.).

  3. to set or place at an elevation:

    to mount a house on stilts.

  4. to furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.

  5. to set or place (a person) on horseback.

  6. to organize and launch (an attack, campaign, etc.).

  7. to raise or put (a gun) into position for use.

  8. (of a fortress or warship) to have (guns) in position for use.

    Category: Military

  9. to put (a sentry or watch) on guard.

  10. to fix on or in a support, backing, setting, etc.:

    to mount a photograph.

  11. to provide (a play, opera, etc.) with scenery, costumes, and other equipment for production.

    Category: Showbiz

  12. to prepare (an animal body or skeleton) for exhibition as a specimen.

    Category: Biology

  13. (of an animal) to climb upon (another animal) for copulation.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  14. to prepare (a slide) for microscopic investigation. to prepare (a sample) for examination by a microscope, as by placing it on a slide.

  15. (v.i.)to increase in amount or intensity (often fol. by up):

    The costs mounted up.

  16. to get up on the back of a horse or other animal for riding.

  17. to rise or go to a higher position, level, degree, etc.; ascend.

  18. to get up on something, as a platform.

  19. (n.)the act or a manner of mounting.

  20. a horse, other animal, or sometimes a vehicle, as a bicycle, used, provided, or available for riding.

  21. an act or occasion of riding a horse, esp. in a race.

  22. a support, backing, setting, or the like, on or in which something is mounted.

  23. an ornamental or functional metal piece on furniture.

    Category: Furniture

  24. a slide prepared for examination by a microscope.

  25. any means of holding a stamp on a page for display.

    Category: Philately

Origin of mount:

1300–50; ME < OF munter, monter < VL *montāre, der. of L mont- (s. of mōns) mount2



  1. a mountain: often used as part of a place name.

Origin of mount:

bef. 900; ME, OE munt < L mont- (s. of mōns) mountain, hill

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saddle horse, riding horse, mount(noun)

    a lightweight horse kept for riding only

  2. climb, mount(noun)

    the act of climbing something

    "it was a difficult climb to the top"

  3. mountain, mount(noun)

    a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

  4. mount, setting(noun)

    a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place

    "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"

  5. backing, mount(verb)

    something forming a back that is added for strengthening

  6. mount(verb)

    attach to a support

    "They mounted the aerator on a floating"

  7. wax, mount, climb, rise(verb)

    go up or advance

    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

  8. mount(verb)

    fix onto a backing, setting, or support

    "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

  9. mount(verb)

    put up or launch

    "mount a campaign against pornography"

  10. hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride(verb)

    get up on the back of

    "mount a horse"

  11. climb, climb up, mount, go up(verb)

    go upward with gradual or continuous progress

    "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

  12. mount, put on(verb)

    prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

    "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"

  13. ride, mount(verb)

    copulate with

    "The bull was riding the cow"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Mount(noun)ʊnt

    used in the name of mountains

    Mount Everest

  2. mount(verb)ʊnt

    to increase

    Tension in the area was mounting.; a mounting death toll

  3. mountʊnt

    to start sth; = launch

    They are mounting a campaign against local terrorist groups

  4. mountʊnt

    to get on a horse or bicycle

    to mount a horse/bicycle

  5. mountʊnt

    to attach a picture to sth in order to display it

    Mount the pictures on black cardboard.

  6. mountʊnt

    to go up stairs; = go up, climb

    He mounted the stairs two at a time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mount

    a mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry

  2. Mount

    a bulwark for offense or defense; a mound

  3. Mount

    a bank; a fund

  4. Mount(noun)

    to rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up

  5. Mount(noun)

    to get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding

  6. Mount(noun)

    to attain in value; to amount

  7. Mount(verb)

    to get upon; to ascend; to climb

  8. Mount(verb)

    to place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride

  9. Mount(verb)

    to cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses

  10. Mount(verb)

    hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc

  11. Mount(verb)

    to raise aloft; to lift on high

  12. Mount

    that upon which a person or thing is mounted

  13. Mount

    a horse

  14. Mount

    the cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting


  1. Mount

    Mounting takes place before a computer can use any kind of storage device. The user or their operating system must make it accessible through the computer's file system. A user can only access files on mounted media.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mount' in Nouns Frequency: #2669

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mount' in Verbs Frequency: #550

Translations for mount

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thing or animal that one rides, especially a horse.

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