Meaning of MOUNT in English
/ maʊnt; NAmE / verb , noun
[ vn ] to organize and begin sth
SYN arrange :
to mount a protest / campaign / an exhibition
[ 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
[ 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
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
PICTURE / JEWEL, etc.
[ 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
[ vn ] to get onto the back of a female animal in order to have sex
see guard noun
- mount up
Mount ( abbr. Mt ) (used in modern English only in place names) a mountain or a hill :
St Michael's Mount
( formal or literary ) a horse that you ride on
FOR DISPLAYING / SUPPORTING STH
something such as a piece of card or glass that you put sth on or attach sth to, to display it
(also mount·ing ) something that an object stands on or is attached to for support :
an engine / gun mount
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. 2005