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Definition of Mount

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.

Mount Quotations

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Oprah Winfrey

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I realized that people had an unreal image of me, that somehow I was a god on Mount Olympus. I decided that if I were going to make use of my role as a Supreme Court Justice, it would be to inspire people to realize that, first, I was just like them and second, if I could do it, so could they.
Sonia Sotomayor

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
Adlai E. Stevenson

I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai.
Orson Welles
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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
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