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Definition of Mount


  1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
  2. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound.
  3. A bank; a fund.
  4. To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
  5. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
  6. To attain in value; to amount.
  7. To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
  8. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
  9. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses.
  10. Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc.
  11. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
  12. That upon which a person or thing is mounted
  13. A horse.
  14. The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.
  15. Any one of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the influence of "planets," and called the mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and Venus.
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Mount Translations

mount in Dutch is monteren, zetten
mount in Finnish is asentaa
mount in French is montent, montez, montons
mount in German is anbringen, montieren, einbauen, Berg
mount in Italian is montare
mount in Latin is mons montis, equus, conscendo
mount in Portuguese is montagem
mount in Swedish is montera, bestiga