Surmount Definition

sər-mount
surmounted, surmounting, surmounts
verb
surmounted, surmounting, surmounts
To get the better of; conquer; overcome.
Webster's New World
To be or lie at the top of; be or rise above.
Webster's New World
To surpass or exceed; go beyond.
Webster's New World
To place something above or on top of.
Webster's New World
To be above or on top of.
The church steeple surmounts the square.
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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

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