Meaning of MOUNT in English

MOUNT

mount 1

— mountable , adj. — mountless , adj.

/mownt/ , v.t.

1. to go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.

2. to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.).

3. to set or place at an elevation: to mount a house on stilts.

4. to furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.

5. to set or place (a person) on horseback.

6. to organize, as an army.

7. to prepare and launch, as an attack or a campaign.

8. to raise or put into position for use, as a gun.

9. (of a fortress or warship) to have or carry (guns) in position for use.

10. to go or put on guard, as a sentry or watch.

11. to attach to or fix on or in a support, backing, setting, etc.: to mount a photograph; to mount a diamond in a ring.

12. to arrange for display: to mount a museum exhibit.

13. to provide (a play, musical comedy, opera, etc.) with scenery, costumes, and other equipment for production.

14. to prepare (an animal body or skeleton) as a specimen.

15. (of a male animal) to climb upon (a female) for copulation.

16. Micros.

a. to prepare (a slide) for microscopic investigation.

b. to prepare (a sample) for examination by a microscope, as by placing it on a slide.

v.i.

17. to increase in amount or intensity (often fol. by up ): The cost of all those small purchases mounts up.

18. to get up on the back of a horse or other animal for riding.

19. to rise or go to a higher position, level, degree, etc.; ascend.

20. to get up on something, as a platform.

n.

21. the act or a manner of mounting.

22. a horse, other animal, or sometimes a vehicle, as a bicycle, used, provided, or available for riding.

23. an act or occasion of riding a horse, esp. in a race.

24. a support, backing, setting, or the like, on or in which something is, or is to be, mounted or fixed.

25. an ornamental metal piece applied to a piece of wooden furniture.

26. Micros. a prepared slide.

27. a distinctive metal feature on a sheath or scabbard, as a locket or chape.

28. Philately. hinge (def. 4).

29. Print. a wooden or metal block to which a plate is secured for printing.

[ 1300-50; ME mounten munter, monter montare, deriv. of L mont- (s. of mons ) MOUNT 2 ]

Syn. 1. scale. See climb. 19. soar. 22. steed, charger, palfrey.

Ant. 1, 19. descend.

mount 2

/mownt/ , n. Chiefly Literary.

a mountain: often used as part of a placename.

[ bef. 900; ME, OE munt mont- (s. of mons ) mountain, hill ]

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