(third-person singular simple present mounds, present participle mounding, simple past and past participle mounded)
- To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
- 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.
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”).