Mount meaning

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To climb or ascend.

Mount stairs.

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To place oneself upon; get up on.

Mount a horse; mount a platform.

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Mount is defined as to climb or get up on to something.

An example of mount is getting on a horse.

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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.

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To climb onto (a female) for copulation. Used of male animals.
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To set in a raised position.

Mount a bed on blocks.

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To provide with scenery, costumes, and other equipment necessary for production.

Mount a play.

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To organize and equip.

Mount an army.

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To prepare and set in motion.

Mount an attack.

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To post (a guard).
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To go upward; rise.

The sun mounts into the sky.

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To get up on something, as a horse or bicycle.
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To increase in amount, extent, or intensity.

Costs are mounting up. Fear quickly mounted.

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The act or manner of mounting.
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A means of conveyance, such as a horse, on which to ride.
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An object to which another is affixed or on which another is placed for accessibility, display, or use, especially:
  • A glass slide for use with a microscope.
  • A hinge used to fasten stamps in an album.
  • A setting for a jewel.
  • An undercarriage or stand on which a device rests while in service.
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A mountain or hill. Used especially as part of a proper name.
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Any of the seven fleshy cushions around the edges of the palm of the hand in palmistry.
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For the names of actual mountains, see the specific element of the name; for example, McKinley, Mount; Olives, Mount of; Blanc, Mont. Other geographic names beginning with Mount are entered under Mount; for example, Mount Vernon; Mount Desert Island.
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A mountain or hill.

Mount McKinley.

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(obs.) A raised fortification.
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(palmistry) Any fleshy raised part on the palm of the hand.
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To climb; ascend.
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To increase in amount.

Profits are mounting.

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To go up; ascend; climb.

To mount stairs.

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To provide with a horse or horses for riding.
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To place on something raised.

Mounting a statue on a pedestal.

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To furnish the necessary costumes, settings, etc. for producing (a play)
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The act or manner of mounting (a horse, etc.)
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A horse, camel, etc. for mounting and riding.
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The opportunity to ride a horse, etc., esp. in a race.
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An opportunity to ride a horse in a race.
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To climb up onto something; esp., to get on the back of a horse, on a bicycle, etc. for riding.
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To climb on (a female) for copulation.
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To place, fix, or fasten on or in the proper support, backing, etc. for the required purpose.
  • 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 or other backing.
  • To affix (a postage stamp) on an album page.
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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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To place oneself upon; get up on.

Mount a horse; mount a platform.

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To climb onto a female for copulation. Used of male animals.
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The act or manner of mounting.
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(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.
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An animal, usually a horse, used to ride on, unlike a draught horse.

The rider climbed onto his mount.

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A mounting; an object on which another object is mounted.

The post is the mount on which the mailbox is installed.

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To move upwards.
  • To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
    To mount stairs.
  • To place oneself on (a horse, a bicycle, etc.); to bestride.
    The rider mounted his horse.
  • To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding.
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Mrs. Cowley (1743-1809)

The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.

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To attach (an object) to a support.
  • (computing) To attach (a drive or device) to the file system in order to make it available to the operating system.
    How do I mount this external hard disk?.

To mount a mailbox on a post.

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(intransitive, sometimes with up) To increase in quantity or intensity.

The bills mounted up and the business failed.

There is mounting tension in Crimea.

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To get on top of (an animal) to mate.
  • (slang) To have sexual intercourse with someone.
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To begin (a military assault, etc.); to launch.

The General gave the order to mount the attack.

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(archaic) To deploy (cannon) for use in or around it.

To mount cannon.

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To prepare and arrange the scenery, furniture, etc. for use in (a play or production).
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Origin of mount

  • Middle English mounten from Old French monter from Vulgar Latin montāre from Latin mōns mont- mountain men-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English mont from Old English munt and from Old French mont, munt both from Latin mōns mont- men-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English mounten, from Anglo-Norman mounter, from Old French monter, from Medieval Latin montare (“to mount; literally, go up hill"), from Latin mons (“a hill, mountain"); compare French monter.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, from Old English munt, from Latin mons (“a hill, mountain"), from a root seen also in Ä“mineō (“I project, I protrude") (English eminent).

    From Wiktionary