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, 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"


  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

  6. Origin: [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).

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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.

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

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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. Tom Hiddleston:

    It was like climbing up a mountain.

  2. Tom Dumoulin:

    It's only the first mountain stage.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Step by step a mountain is conquered.

  4. 'jubal' yinka popoola:

    break this mountain to fill that valley

  5. Travis Kauffman:

    I was bummed out to see a mountain lion.

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