- The definition of a mound is a thick quantity or pile of something, or is a raised area of land or other items that protrude from the ground.
- An elevated pitch of land that a pitcher stands on in baseball when he throws the ball is an example of a pitcher's mound.
- A small hill made of rocks and dirt that you can climb is an example of a mound.
- When a company tries to hide its failing products and stop its declining sales by simply throwing excessive amounts of money at the problems, this is an example of a time when the company uses mounds of cash to try to resolve its issues.
mound definition by Webster's New World
- a heap or bank of earth, sand, etc. built over a grave, in a fortification, etc.
- a natural elevation like this; small hill
- any heap or pile
- Baseball the slightly raised area on which the pitcher must stand when pitching
Origin: probably ; from Middle Dutch mond, protection, akin to Old Norse mund, hand: see manual
- Archaic to enclose or fortify with a mound
- to heap up in a mound
Origin: French monde ; from Classical Latin mundus, the world
mound definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
- A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
- A raised mass, as of hay; a heap. See Synonyms at heap.
- Archaeology A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.
- Baseball The slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond.
- Archaic A hedge or fence.
- To fortify or conceal with a mound.
- To heap into a raised mass.
Origin: Origin unknown.