- The definition of a mount is a mountain or hill, or a horse or bicycle for riding.
- An example of a mount is Mount Rushmore.
- An example of a mount is a race horse.
- Mount is defined as to climb or get up on to something.
An example of mount is getting on a horse.
- a mountain or hill: now poetic except before a proper name: Mount McKinley
- Obsolete a raised fortification
- Palmistry any fleshy raised part on the palm of the hand
Origin: Middle English from Old English munt and amp; Old French mont, a mount, both from Classical Latin mons (gen. montis), hill, mountain from Indo-European base an unverified form men-, to project from source Welsh meneth, mountain
- to climb; ascend: often with up
- to climb up on something; esp., to get on the back of a horse, on a bicycle, etc. for riding
- to increase in amount: profits are mounting
Origin: Middle English mounten from Old French munter from Vulgar Latin an unverified form montare, literally , to go uphill from Classical Latin mons: see mount
- to go up; ascend; climb: to mount stairs
- to get up on (a horse, bicycle, etc.) for riding
- to set on a horse
- to climb or get up on (a platform, stool, etc.)
- to provide with a horse or horses
- to climb on (a female) for copulation: said of a male animal
- to place on something raised: with on: mount the statue on a pedestal
- to place, fix, or fasten on or in the proper support, backing, etc. for the required purpose; specif.,
- to fix (a jewel) in a setting
- to fix (a specimen) on (a slide) for microscopic study
- to arrange (a skeleton, dead animal, etc.) for exhibition
- to affix (a picture) to a mat or other backing
- to affix (a postage stamp) on an album page
- to furnish the necessary costumes, settings, etc. for producing (a play)
- to prepare for and undertake (an expedition, campaign, etc.)
- to prepare for and present: to mount a major Degas exhibition
- to raise or adjust (a gun) into proper position for use
- to be armed with (a cannon): a ship that mounts six cannons
- to post (a guard) as for sentry duty
- to go on (guard) as a sentry
- the act or manner of mounting (a horse, etc.)
- a horse, bicycle, etc. for mounting and riding
- the opportunity to ride a horse, etc., esp. in a race
- the support, setting, etc. on or in which something is mounted, as the support for a microscopic slide or the setting for a jewel
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verb mount·ed, mount·ing, mounts verb, transitive
- To climb or ascend: mount stairs.
- To place oneself upon; get up on: mount a horse; mount a platform.
- To climb onto (a female) for copulation. Used of male animals.
- a. To furnish with a horse for riding.b. To set on a horse: mount the saddle.
- To set in a raised position: mount a bed on blocks.
- a. To fix securely to a support: mount an engine in a car.b. To place or fix on or in the appropriate support or setting for display or study: mount stamps in an album; mount cells on a slide.
- To provide with scenery, costumes, and other equipment necessary for production: mount a play.
- To organize and equip: mount an army.
- To prepare and set in motion: mount an attack.
- a. To set in position for use: mount guns.b. To carry as equipment: The warship mounted ten guns.
- To post (a guard).
- To go upward; rise.
- To get up on something, as a horse or bicycle.
- To increase in amount, extent, or intensity: Costs are mounting up. Fear quickly mounted. See Synonyms at rise.
- The act or manner of mounting.
- A means of conveyance, such as a horse, on which to ride.
- An opportunity to ride a horse in a race.
- An object to which another is affixed or on which another is placed for accessibility, display, or use, especially:a. A glass slide for use with a microscope.b. A hinge used to fasten stamps in an album.c. A setting for a jewel.d. An undercarriage or stand on which a device rests while in service.
Origin: Middle English mounten, from Old French monter, from Vulgar Latin *montāre, from Latin mōns, mont-, mountain; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
- mountˈa·ble adjective
- mountˈer noun
- Abbr. Mt. A mountain or hill. Used especially as part of a proper name.
- Any of the seven fleshy cushions around the edges of the palm of the hand in palmistry.
Origin: Middle English mont, from Old English munt and from Old French mont, munt, both from Latin mōns, mont-; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
mount - Computer Definition
(1) The process of making a hard disk or optical disc accessible to the operating system by establishing the pointers to the indexes on the medium. This is an automatic function performed by the operating system when it first finds new drives or media connected to the computer.
(2) To cause a file on a remote workstation or server to be available for access locally. For example, in NFS (Network File System), a server maintains a list of its directories that are available to clients. When a client mounts a directory on the server, that directory and its subdirectories become part of the client's directory hierarchy. See automounting.
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mount - Medical Definition