Mound meaning

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A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
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(baseball) The slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond.
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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.

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A great deal; a lot.

Has mounds of homework to finish.

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(US, vulgar, slang) Vulva.
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(archaeology) A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.
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(archaic) A hedge or fence.
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A heap or bank of earth, sand, etc. built over a grave, in a fortification, etc.
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(baseball) The slightly raised area on which the pitcher stands when pitching.
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To heap into a raised mass.

Mounded the dirt around the plants.

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(archaic) To enclose or fortify with a mound.
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To heap up in a mound.
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An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
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A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
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(baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
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A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
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To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
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To force or pile into a mound or mounds.

He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

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A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
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A group of things collected in a mass or heap.

Found his keys in a mound of laundry.

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A natural elevation like this; small hill.
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Any heap or pile.
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Origin of mound

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier meaning "hedge, fence", from Middle English mound, mund (“protection, boundary, raised earthen rampart”), from Old English mund (“hand, hand of protection, protector, guardianship”), from Proto-Germanic *mundō (“hand”), *munduz (“protection, patron”), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *man-, *mar- (“hand”). Cognate with Old Frisian mund (“guardianship”), Old High German munt (“hand, protection”) (German Mündel (“ward”), Vormund (“a guardian”)), Old Norse mund (Icelandic mund, “hand”)), Middle Dutch mond (“protection”), Latin manus (“hand”), Ancient Greek μάρη (márē, “hand”).

    From Wiktionary