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mountain Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    mount.
  2. noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • 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
WordNet

Moun"tain noun
Etymology
OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne, LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf. montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount.
Definitions
  1. 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. pl. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains.
  3. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk.
    I should have been a mountain of mummy. Shak.
Moun"tain adjective
Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
    The high, the mountain majesty of worth. Byron.

Webster 1913


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