Meaning of MOUNT in English



Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French munter, monter, from Vulgar Latin *montare, from Latin mont-, mons

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb


2 : to increase in amount or extent <expenses began to mount >

3 : to get up on something above the level of the ground especially : to seat oneself (as on a horse) for riding

transitive verb

1 a : to go up : CLIMB b (1) : to seat or place oneself on (2) : to climb on top of for copulation

2 a : to lift up : RAISE b (1) : to put or have (as artillery) in position (2) : to have as equipment c (1) : to organize and equip (an attacking force) < mount an army> (2) : to launch and carry out (as an assault or a campaign)

3 : to set on something that elevates

4 a : to cause to get on a means of conveyance b : to furnish with animals for riding

5 : to post or set up for defense or observation < mount ed some guards>

6 a : to attach to a support b : to arrange or assemble for use or display

7 a : to prepare (as a specimen) for examination or display b : to prepare and supply with materials needed for performance or execution < mount an opera>

– mount · able \ ' mau ̇ n-t ə -b ə l \ adjective

– mount · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.