Surmount meaning

sər-mount
The definition of surmount is to overcome or succeed in spite of difficulty, or to be on top.

An example of to surmount is to complete a difficult project.

An example of to surmount is to climb a very tall mountain.

An example of to surmount is to put an antennae at the top of a house.

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To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
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To ascend to the top of; climb.

Surmount a hill.

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To surpass or exceed in amount.
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To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
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To ascend to the top of; climb.

Surmount a hill.

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To surpass or exceed in amount.
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To surpass or exceed; go beyond.
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To get the better of; conquer; overcome.
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To be or lie at the top of; be or rise above.
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To climb up and across (a height, obstacle, etc.)
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To place something above or on top of.
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Origin of surmount

  • Middle English surmonten from Old French surmonter sur- sur- monter to mount mount1

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

  • Middle English surmonten from Old French surmonter sur- sur- monter to mount mount1

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

  • From Middle English, from Old French surmonter (“to rise above, surmount"), from sur- (“above") + monter (“to mount").

    From Wiktionary