Definitions for mountainˈmaʊn tn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moun•tainˈmaʊn tn(n.)

  1. 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)

  2. a large mass or heap; pile.

  3. a huge amount:

    a mountain of mail.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to mountains.

  5. living, growing, or located in the mountains.

  6. resembling or suggesting a mountain, as in size.

Idioms for mountain:

  1. make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.

    Category: Idiom

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mountain, mount(noun)

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

  2. 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

  1. mountain(noun)ˈmaʊn tn

    a very high, often pointed, area of land

    I love to hike in the mountains.; a mountain range

  2. mountainˈmaʊn tn

    a big pile or large amount of sth

    a mountain of sandwiches; a mountain of questions

  3. mountainˈmaʊn tn

    to behave as if sth is more serious than it is; = overreact

    Stop making mountains out of molehills!

Wiktionary

  1. mountain(Noun)

    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.

  2. mountain(Noun)

    A large amount.

    There's still a mountain of work to do.

  3. mountain(Noun)

    A difficult task or challenge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mountain(noun)

    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

  2. Mountain(noun)

    a range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains

  3. Mountain(noun)

    a mountainlike mass; something of great bulk

  4. Mountain(adj)

    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

  5. Mountain(adj)

    like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great

Freebase

  1. Mountain

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mountain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2592

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mountain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3628

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mountain' in Nouns Frequency: #692


Translations for mountain

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mountain(noun)

a high hill

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; (also adjective) a mountain stream.

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