mount Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
riding horse; saddle horse.
noun the act of climbing something
- it was a difficult climb to the top
noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
noun 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
noun something forming a back that is added for strengthening
verb attach to a support
- They mounted the aerator on a floating
verb go up or advance
rise; climb; wax.
- Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
verb fix onto a backing, setting, or support
- mount slides for macroscopic analysis
verb put up or launch
- mount a campaign against pornography
verb get up on the back of
hop on; get on; mount up; bestride; jump on; climb on.
- mount a horse
verb go upward with gradual or continuous progress
climb up; climb; go up.
- Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?
verb prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
- mount a theater production
- mount an attack
- mount a play
verb copulate with
- The bull was riding the cow
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,; otherwise, chiefly in poetry. MountWashington
A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound. Obs.
Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem. Jer. vi. 6.
See Mont de piété. A bank; a fund.
Mount intransitive verb
To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
Though Babylon should mount up to heaven. Jer. li. 53.
The fire of trees and houses mounts on high. Cowley.
To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
To attain in value; to amount.
Bring then these blessings to a strict account, Make fair deductions, see to what they mount. Pope.
Mount transitive verb
To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
Shall we mount again the rural throne? Dryden.
To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses."To mount the Trojan troop." Dryden.
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.
To raise aloft; to lift on high.
What power is it which mounts my love so high? Shak.
✍ A fort or ship is said to mount cannon, when it has them arranged for use in or about it.
That upon which a person or thing is mounted, as: (a) A horse.
She had so good a seat and hand, she might be trusted with any mount. G. Eliot.
(b) The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.
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