Definitions for mountainˈmaʊn tn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mountain
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a natural elevation of land rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill.
Category: Geography (terms)
a large mass or heap; pile.
a huge amount:
a mountain of mail.
(adj.)of or pertaining to mountains.
living, growing, or located in the mountains.
resembling or suggesting a mountain, as in size.
Idioms for mountain:
make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.
Origin of mountain:
1175–1225; < OF montaigne < VL *montānea, der. of *montāneus= L montān(us) mountainous (mont-, s. of mōns mountain +-ānus -an1) +-eus adj. suffix
a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(noun)
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
"a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a very high, often pointed, area of land
I love to hike in the mountains.; a mountain range
a big pile or large amount of sth
a mountain of sandwiches; a mountain of questions
to behave as if sth is more serious than it is; = overreact
Stop making mountains out of molehills!
A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
A large amount.
There's still a mountain of work to do.
A difficult task or challenge.
a large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount
a range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains
a mountainlike mass; something of great bulk
of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer
like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth by over 10,000 feet. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges. High elevations on mountains produce colder climates than at sea level. These colder climates strongly affect the ecosystem of mountains: different elevations have different plants and animals. Because of the less hospitable terrain and climate, mountains tend to be used less for agriculture and more for resource extraction and recreation, such as mountain climbing. The highest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest in the Himalayas of Asia, whose summit is 8,849.868 m above mean sea level. The highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on Mars at 21,171 m.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mountain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2592
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mountain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3628
Rank popularity for the word 'mountain' in Nouns Frequency: #692
Translations for mountain
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a high hill
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; (also adjective) a mountain stream.
- montanhaPortuguese (BR)
- hora; horskýCzech
- der Berg; Gebirgs-German
- bjerg; bjerg-Danish
- (de) montagneFrench
- पहाड़, पर्वत, गिरिHindi
- montagna; di montagnaItalian
- 산, 산악Korean
- kalnas; kalnųLithuanian
- kalns; kalnu-Latvian
- (de) munteRomanian
- hora; horskýSlovak
- 山Chinese (Trad.)
- 山Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for mountain »
Find a translation for the mountain definition in other languages:
Select another language: