What does mount mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mount.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saddle horse, riding horse, mountnoun

    a lightweight horse kept for riding only

  2. climb, mountnoun

    the act of climbing something

    "it was a difficult climb to the top"

  3. mountain, mountnoun

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

  4. mount, settingnoun

    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, mountverb

    something forming a back that is added for strengthening

  6. mountverb

    attach to a support

    "They mounted the aerator on a floating"

  7. wax, mount, climb, riseverb

    go up or advance

    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

  8. mountverb

    fix onto a backing, setting, or support

    "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

  9. mountverb

    put up or launch

    "mount a campaign against pornography"

  10. hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestrideverb

    get up on the back of

    "mount a horse"

  11. climb, climb up, mount, go upverb

    go upward with gradual or continuous progress

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

  12. mount, put onverb

    prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

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

  13. ride, mountverb

    copulate with

    "The bull was riding the cow"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MOUNTnoun

    Etymology: mont, French; mons, Latin.

    Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount. Gen. xxxi. 54.

    Behold yon mountain’s hoary height,
    Made higher with new mounts of snow. Dryden.

    He might see what mounts they had in short time cast, and what a number there was of brave and warlike soldiers. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    These examples confirmed me in a resolution to spend my time wholly in writing; and to put forth that poor talent God hath given me, not to particular exchanges, but to banks or mounts of perpetuity, which will not break. Francis Bacon.

  2. To Mountverb

    The fire that mounts the liquor till ’t runs o’er,
    Seeming to augment, wastes it. William Shakespeare.

    What power is it which mounts my love so high,
    That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye? William Shakespeare.

    The air is so thin, that a bird has therein no feeling of her wings, or any resistance of air to mount herself by. Ral.

    Shall we mount again the rural throne,
    And rule the country kingdoms, once our own? Dryden.

    Three hundred horses, in high stables fed,
    Of these he chose the fairest and the best,
    To mount the Trojan troop. John Dryden, Æn.

    Clear reason, acting in conjunction with a well-disciplined, but strong and vigorous fancy, seldom fail to attain their end: fancy without reason, is like a horse without a rider; and reason without fancy is not well mounted. Nehemiah Grew, Cos. b. ii.

  3. To MOUNTverb

    Etymology: monter, French.

    Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? Job iii. 27.

    I’ll strive, with troubl’d thoughts, to take a nap;
    Lest leaden slumber poize me down to-morrow,
    When I should mount with wings of victory. William Shakespeare.

    A base ignoble mind,
    That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. William Shakespeare.

    The fire of trees and houses mounts on high,
    And meets half-way new fires that show’r from sky. Abraham Cowley.

    If the liturgy should be offered to them, it would kindle jealousy, and as the first range of that ladder which should serve to mount over all their customs. Edward Hyde.

    Ambitious meteors set themselves upon the wing, taking every occasion of drawing upward to the sun; not considering, that they have no more time allowed them in their mounting than the single revolution of a day; and that when the light goes from them, they are of necessity to fall. Dryd.

    Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds, yet he shall perish. Job xx. 6.

    Like a full acorn’d boar, a churning on,
    Cry’d, oh! and mounted. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Bring then these blessings to a strict account,
    Make fair deductions, see to what they mount. Alexander Pope.


  1. mount

    A mount is a place from which something is supported or attached, usually in a raised position. In a broader sense, it can also refer to an act of climbing or ascending, especially on something larger such as a horse or a bicycle. Additionally, a mount can refer to a mountain or hill. The term is widely used in different contexts depending on the subject matter.

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. Mountnoun

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

  5. Mountnoun

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

  6. Mountnoun

    to attain in value; to amount

  7. Mountverb

    to get upon; to ascend; to climb

  8. Mountverb

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

  9. Mountverb

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

  10. Mountverb

    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. Mountverb

    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

  15. Etymology: [OE. munt, mont, mount, AS. munt, fr. L. mons, montis; cf. L. minae protections, E. eminent, menace: cf. F. mont. Cf. Mount, v., Mountain, Mont, Monte, Montem.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mount

    mownt, n. ground rising above the level of the surrounding country: a hill: an ornamental mound: that on which anything is mounted for more convenient use or exhibition: a saddle-horse for riding: a step, &c., to give aid in mounting a horse, also a signal for mounting: (her.) a green hillock in the base of a shield: (fort.) a cavalier or raised hillock commanding the surrounding country: one of the seven fleshy cushions in the palm of the hand: (B.) a bulwark for offence or defence.—v.i. to project or rise up: to be of great elevation.—v.t. to raise aloft: to climb: to get upon, as a horse: to put on horseback: to put upon something: to arrange or set in fitting order.—adjs. Mount′able, that may be mounted or ascended; Mount′ed, raised, esp. set on horseback: (her.) raised on steps, generally three, as a cross: furnished, supplied.—ns. Mount′er; Mount′ing, the act of rising or getting higher: the act of mounting or embellishing, as the setting of a gem, &c.: that which mounts; Mount′ing-block, a block or stone to enable one to mount a horse.—Mount guard (see Guard). [A.S. munt—L. mons, montis, a mountain.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mount

    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).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mount

    The means or opportunity for mounting, especially a horse; and the equipments necessary for a mounted horseman.

  2. mount

    To place one’s self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one bestrides or sits upon; to bestride. Hence, to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses. “To mount the Trojan troop.” See Dismount.

  3. mount

    To put anything that sustains and fits, for use; as, to mount a gun on a carriage. To prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a sword-blade by adding the hilt and scabbard. A ship or a fort is said to mount cannon when they are arranged for use in and about it.

  4. mount

    A word of command in the cavalry exercise for the men to mount their horses.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MOUNT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mount is ranked #4055 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mount surname appeared 8,754 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Mount.

    89.3% or 7,825 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 380 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 189 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 184 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1% or 89 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.9% or 87 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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

Anagrams for mount »

  1. notum

  2. montu

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mount in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mount in a Sentence

  1. Paul Callan:

    Boy, she's climbing the Mount Everest of death penalty cases in this case.

  2. Heritage Auctions:

    Baseball has a much longer history and has a lion’s share of the sports collectors ’ market as a whole, but hockey has its place, and Wayne Gretzky definitely goes on the Mount Rushmore of greatest of all time, wayne Gretzky’s right up there with Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan.

  3. Nobukazu Kuriki:

    By climbing and webcasting from Mount Everest, I want to tell people that we can try together and share our adventures in life so they can keep trying for their dream.

  4. George Paul:

    Sudan is currently old and may not be able to naturally mount and mate a female.

  5. Mount Sinai:

    Mount Sinai is dismayed by NYSNA’s reckless actions, the union is jeopardizing patients’ care, and it’s forcing valued Mount Sinai nurses to choose between their dedication to patient care and their own livelihoods.

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