An example of a mountain is Mount Olympus.
An example of a mountain is a bowl with 10 large scoops of ice cream in it, a mountain of ice cream.
Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains.
- the extreme revolutionary party of Danton and Robespierre, which occupied the highest seats in the French National Assembly in 1793
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of mountain
- Middle English mountaine from Old French montaigne, muntaigne from Vulgar Latin montānea from feminine of montāneus of a mountain from Latin montānus from mōns mont- mountain men-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman muntaine, from Vulgar Latin *montÄnea, feminine of *montÄneus (“mountainous"), alteration of Latin montÄnus, from mÅns, from Proto-Indo-European *monti (compare Welsh mynydd (“mountain"), Albanian mat (“bank, shore"), Avestan [script?] [script?] (mati, “promontory")), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to project, stick out"). More at menace.