Meaning of MOUND in English

MOUND

I. ˈmau̇nd transitive verb

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1515

1. archaic : to enclose or fortify with a fence or a ridge of earth

2. : to form into a mound

II. noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1551

1. archaic : hedge , fence

2.

a.

(1) : an artificial bank or hill of earth or stones ; especially : one constructed over a burial or ceremonial site

(2) : the slightly elevated ground on which a baseball pitcher stands

b. : a rounded hill or natural formation

3.

a. : heap , pile

mound s of work

b. : a small rounded mass

a mound of mashed potatoes

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.