What does Mountain mean?

Definitions for Mountain
ˈmaʊn tnMoun·tain

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Mountain.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mountain, mountnoun

    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, wadnoun

    (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"


  1. mountainnoun

    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. mountainnoun

    A large amount.

    There's still a mountain of work to do.

  3. mountainnoun

    A difficult task or challenge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mountainnoun

    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. Mountainnoun

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

  3. Mountainnoun

    a mountainlike mass; something of great bulk

  4. Mountainadjective

    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. Mountainadjective

    like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great

  6. Etymology: [OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne, LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf. montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mountain

    mownt′ān, or -′in, n. a high hill: anything very large: a wine made from mountain grapes: the extreme party in the French Revolution (see Montagnard).—adj. of or relating to a mountain: growing or dwelling on a mountain.—ns. Mount′ain-ash, the rowan-tree, with bunches of red berries, common on mountains; Mount′ain-blue, blue carbonate of copper; Mount′ain-bram′ble, the cloudberry; Mount′ain-cat, a catamount, a wild-cat; Mount′ain-chain, a number of mountains connected together in one line; Mount′ain-cork, Mount′ain-leath′er, a very light and whitish variety of asbestos; Mount′ain-deer, the chamois; Mount′ain-dew, whisky.—adj. Mount′ained.—ns. Mountaineer′, an inhabitant of a mountain: a climber of mountains: a rustic; Mountaineer′ing, the practice of climbing mountains; Mount′ain-flax, a fibrous asbestos; Mount′ain-lime′stone (geol.), a series of limestone strata separating the Old Red Sandstone from the coal-measures; Mount′ain-līon, the cougar; Mount′ain-milk, a spongy carbonate of lime.—adj. Mount′ainous, full of mountains: large as a mountain: huge.—ns. Mount′ain-rice, an awnless rice grown without irrigation on the Himalayas, &c.; Mount′ain-sheep, the bighorn of the Rocky Mountains; Mount′ain-soap, a greasy clay-like mineral, a kind of halloysite—also Rock-soap; Mount′ain-tall′ow, a mineral substance, called also Hatchettite; Mount′ain-tea, the American evergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.—Old man of the mountain, a popular name for the chief of the 11th century Hashshāshīn (see Assassin). [O. Fr. montaine—Low L. montana, a mountain—L. montanusmons, montis.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mountain

    An Anglo-Saxon term still in use, usually held to mean eminences above 1000 feet in height. In a fort it means the cavalier (which see).

Editors Contribution

  1. mountain

    A type of land in a specific shape.

    There are so many beautiful mountains in the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Mountain

    The extremists of the Democratic party in France during the Reign of Terror, so called because they occupied the elevated benches in the House of Convention.

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  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mountain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mountain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Mountain in a Sentence

  1. Masrour Barzani:

    All those Yazidis that were trapped on the mountain are now free.

  2. Josh Greengard:

    Newhall Units were able to locate the vehicle on the northbound I-5 around Magic Mountain Parkway, we attempted to pull the vehicle over and a pursuit was initiated.

  3. Doug Kenney:

    Cortney Brand said. Denver Basin Water is exploring the feasibility of pumping water far under the city, into the massive Denver Basin aquifer system to keep it there until the next dry spell. As Denver Water Resource Engineer Bob Peters points out, in the already arid American West, Drought is always on the horizon. We only get 15 inches of rainfall a year here in Denver Basin, and most of Denver Water comes from the mountain snowpack. That mountain snowpack melts and runs downstream, supplying water for much of the nation including the parched Southwest. When the snowpack fails the effects reach far beyond the region according to Doug Kenney, Director of the Western Water Policy Center at University of Colorado Law School. The California drought has really illustrated to people why drought in the West is important. If you consume vegetables in winter, you're probably getting those from Southern California, so from farm products to general economic health, not only do these things resonate throughout the rest of the country but throughout the rest of the world. A secondary source of water comes from underground aquifers which nature filled over the course of millions of years, and which humans are draining at a massive rate. Even though the aquifer system under the city of Denver Basin covers an area the size of the Connecticut, Peters said, The Denver Basin ground water is non-renewable so if you pump that water it's gone. What we're talking about is taking our renewable water supplies and injecting them into the aquifer to keep the aquifer replenished. With core samples taken every 10 feet down, the bore holes being drilled beneath Denver Basin will provide geologic data about how well the various open bowls in the rock will hold water without losing any to seepage or cracks. Cities like Phoenix, Wichita and San Antonio are already banking water underground and because it doesn't have the same downsides as above-ground reservoirs the method will surely become more common. Reservoirs are really tough to build, politically and financially, Kenney said.

  4. Will Carter:

    It's this mountain that just feels so impossible to climb.

  5. Laxmi Prasad Dhakal:

    Mountain slopes have become fragile due to earthquakes. This could be a result.

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