mountain Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
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
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.
A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White. Mountains
A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk.
I should have been a mountain of mummy. Shak.
Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountaintorrent; mountainpines; mountaingoats; mountainair; mountainhowitzer.
Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
The high, the mountain majesty of worth. Byron.
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