Meaning of MOUNT in English


I. ˈmau̇nt noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English munt & Anglo-French munt, mont, both from Latin mont-, mons; akin to Welsh mynydd mountain, Latin minari to project, threaten

Date: before 12th century

1. : a high hill : mountain — used especially before an identifying name

Mount Everest

2. archaic : earthwork 1

3. : mound 2a(1)

II. verb

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

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb

1. : rise , ascend

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


a. : to go up : climb


(1) : to seat or place oneself on

(2) : to climb on top of for copulation


a. : to lift up : raise


(1) : to put or have (as artillery) in position

(2) : to have as equipment


(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


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


a. : to attach to a support

b. : to arrange or assemble for use or display


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 ˈmau̇n-tə-bəl adjective

• mount·er noun

III. noun

Date: 15th century

1. : an act or instance of mounting ; specifically : an opportunity to ride a horse in a race

2. : frame , support : as

a. : the material (as cardboard) on which a picture is mounted

b. : a jewelry setting


(1) : an undercarriage or part on which a device (as a motor or an artillery piece) rests in service

(2) : an attachment for an accessory

d. : a hinge, card, or acetate envelope for mounting a stamp

e. : a glass slide with its accessories on which objects are placed for examination with a microscope

3. : a means of conveyance ; especially : saddle horse

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