mound Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    pitcher's mound; hill.
  2. noun a small natural hill
    hillock; hummock; hammock; knoll.
  3. noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; heap; cumulation.
  4. noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    • they built small mounds to hide behind
  5. noun 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. verb form into a rounded elevation
    • mound earth


Mound noun
F. monde the world, L. mundus. See Mundane.
  1. 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.
Mound noun
OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See Manual.
  1. 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.
    To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. Dryden.
Mound transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Mounded; present participle & verbal noun Mounding
  1. To fortify or inclose with a mound.

Webster 1913