What does mound mean?

Definitions for mound
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mound, hill, pitcher's moundnoun

    (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

  2. knoll, mound, hillock, hummock, hammocknoun

    a small natural hill

  3. pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulusnoun

    a collection of objects laid on top of each other

  4. mound, hillnoun

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

    "they built small mounds to hide behind"

  5. pitcher, moundverb

    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. moundverb

    form into a rounded elevation

    "mound earth"

Wiktionary

  1. moundnoun

    A hand.

  2. moundnoun

    A protection; restraint; curb.

  3. moundnoun

    A helmet.

  4. moundnoun

    Might; size.

  5. moundnoun

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

  6. moundnoun

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

  7. moundnoun

    The place where the pitcher stands to pitch.

  8. moundnoun

    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. moundnoun

    Vulva.

  10. moundverb

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

  11. moundverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Moundnoun

    Any thing raised to fortify or defend: usually a bank of earth and stone.

    Etymology: mundian , Saxon, to defend.

    His broad branches laden with rich fee,
    Did stretch themselves without the utmost bound
    Of this great garden, compass’d with a mound. Fairy Qu.

    The sea’s a thief, whose liquid surge resolves
    The mounds into salt tears. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    God had thrown
    That mountain as his garden mound, high rais’d. John Milton.

    Such as broke through all mounds of law, such as laughed at the sword of vengeance which divine justice brandished in their faces. Robert South, Sermons.

    Nor cold shall hinder me with horns and hounds
    To thrid the thickets, or to leap the mounds. Dryden.

    The state of Milan is like a vast garden sorrounded by a noble mound-work of rocks and mountains. Addison.

  2. To Moundverb

    To fortify with a mound.

    Etymology: from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moundnoun

    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. Moundnoun

    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. Moundverb

    to fortify or inclose with a mound

  4. Etymology: [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See Manual.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mound

    mownd, n. an artificial mount: a natural hillock, appearing as if thrown up by man's work: (fort.) a bank of earth or stone raised as a protection.—v.t. to fortify with a mound.—n.pl. Mound′-birds, a family of Australasian gallinaceous birds which build large mounds as incubators for their eggs.—n. Mound′-build′er, one of the primitive race which built the vast so-called Indian mounds found in the United States, esp. east of the Mississippi River. [A.S. mund, a defence; cf. Old High Ger. munt, defence, and perh. L. mons, a mount.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mound

    A bulwark for offense or defense.

  2. mound

    In heraldry, a representation of a globe, surmounted with a cross (generally) pattée. As a device, it is said to have been used by the emperor Justinian, and to have been intended to represent the ascendency of Christianity over the world. The royal crown of England is surmounted by a mound, which first appeared on the seal of William the Conqueror, though the globe without the cross was used earlier.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mound in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mound in a Sentence

  1. Ashima:

    Water batter ground, I chatter around, no jitter sound, but litter mound!

  2. Lance Lynn:

    If a position player is on the mound, there are no rules. Let The Twins get the damn game over with. And if you have a problem with whatever happened, then put a pitcher out there.

  3. Bob Melvin:

    It was just more about getting him on a mound, getting comfortable throwing again, obviously we’ve got to make sure everything’s healed in there and the doctors have to clear him, but after that, with him it’s going to be all systems go.

  4. Aaron Judge:

    He's a generational talent, that's for sure, we're excited to see him on the mound.

  5. John Nogowski:

    Twenty-seven outs, a lot can happen, real easy to kind of roll over there, last game before the break, you’ve got an unbelievable closer on the mound, great stuff. But I don’t think that crossed any of our minds. Great at-bats.

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