Meaning of MOUNT in English

MOUNT

/ maʊnt; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

ORGANIZE

1.

[ vn ] to organize and begin sth

SYN arrange :

to mount a protest / campaign / an exhibition

INCREASE

2.

[ v ] to increase gradually :

Pressure is mounting on the government to change the law.

The death toll continues to mount.

—see also mounting

GO UP STH

3.

[ vn ] ( formal ) to go up sth, or up on to sth that is raised

SYN ascend :

She slowly mounted the steps.

He mounted the platform and addressed the crowd.

BICYCLE / HORSE

4.

to get on a bicycle, horse, etc. in order to ride it :

[ vn ]

He mounted his horse and rode away.

[also v ]

—see also mounted

OPP dismount

PICTURE / JEWEL, etc.

5.

[ vn ] mount sth (on / onto / in sth) to fix sth into position on sth, so that you can use it, look at it or study it :

The specimens were mounted on slides.

The diamond is mounted in gold.

OF MALE ANIMAL

6.

[ vn ] to get onto the back of a female animal in order to have sex

IDIOMS

see guard noun

PHRASAL VERBS

- mount up

■ noun

MOUNTAIN

1.

Mount ( abbr. Mt ) (used in modern English only in place names) a mountain or a hill :

Mt Everest

St Michael's Mount

HORSE

2.

( formal or literary ) a horse that you ride on

FOR DISPLAYING / SUPPORTING STH

3.

something such as a piece of card or glass that you put sth on or attach sth to, to display it

4.

(also mount·ing ) something that an object stands on or is attached to for support :

an engine / gun mount

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WORD ORIGIN

verb and noun senses 2 to 4 Middle English : from Old French munter , based on Latin mons , mont- mountain.

noun sense 1 Old English munt , from Latin mons , mont- mountain, reinforced in Middle English by Old French mont .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.