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Definitions of mount

  1. something forming a back that is added for strengthening
  2. get on the back of; " mount a horse"
  3. go up or advance; " Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
  4. go upward with gradual or continuous progress; " Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
  5. a lightweight horse kept for riding only
  6. mounting consisting of a piece of metal ( as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; " the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
  7. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
  8. fix onto a backing, setting, or support; " mount slides for macroscopic analysis"
  9. copulate with, as of animals; " The bull was riding the cow"
  10. prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; " mount a theater production"; " mount an attack"; " mount a play"
  11. the act of climbing something; " it was a difficult climb to the top"
  12. copulate with; " The bull was riding the cow"
  13. put up or launch; " mount a campaign against pronography"
  14. A horse.
  15. A mountain.
  16. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
  17. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound.
  18. A bank; a fund.
  19. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
  20. To attain in value; to amount.
  21. To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
  22. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
  23. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses.
  24. Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc.
  25. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
  26. That upon which a person or thing is mounted
  27. The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.
  28. To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; - often with up.
  29. Any one of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the influence of planets, and called the mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and Venus.
  30. A hill or mountain; a rocky elevation; a horse suitable for riding; cardboard on which a drawing is fixed.
  31. To raise on high; climb; go up; bestride, as a horse; furnish with horses; prepare for use by fixing on, or in, something else; as, to mount a photograph on a card.
  32. To rise or increase; to tower; get on horseback; go up, as on a platform.
  33. To prepare for microscopical examination.
  34. Ground rising above the level of the surrounding country: a hill: an ornamental mound: ( B.) a bulwark for offence or defence.
  35. To project or rise up: to be of great elevation.
  36. To raise aloft: to climb: to get upon, as a horse: to put on horseback: to put upon something, to arrange or set in fitting order.
  37. MOUNTER.
  38. A hill; elevation.
  39. To put on horseback; to put on something; to get upon.
  40. To rise; soar.
  41. To ascend.
  42. To set or get on horseback.
  43. To place on a mounting; supply with fittings; equip.
  44. To amount.
  45. A saddle- horse; a mounting.
  46. A rocky mass, rising considerably above the surrounding land; a mountain or hill; a mound for defence or attack; the representation of a grassy mound with trees on the base of a shield; card- board on which a drawing is placed; the furnishings of a riding- horse.
  47. To raise aloft or on high; to climb or to ascend; to furnish with horses. To mount a map, to prepare it for use by attaching it to canvas, & c. To mount a diamond, to set it in framework. Mount: mount horse To mount a piece, to set a piece of ordnance upon the carriage, or to raise its mouth higher.
  48. To rise on high; to ascend; to rise or tower aloft; to get on horseback, or on anything; to amount.
  49. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; - used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
  50. A hill or mountain; an artificial elevation; the paper or card- board upon which a drawing is placed, and to which it is attached.
  51. To ascend; to rise on high; to get or place on horseback; to raise aloft; to set in framework; to tower; to climb; to scale; to furnish with horses; to embellish; to adapt or fit to, or to set upon, as to mount a gun, that is, to set it upon a carriage; to mount a precious stone, that is, to set it in a framework of metal, as in a ring or brooch.
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Usage examples for mount

  1. The empress instantly ordained that the horse should be taken away, and that no one should mount it again under pain of death. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Yet, mount or sink, your lights around him shine. – Mr. Faust by Arthur Davison Ficke
  3. He kicked her then, for giving so much trouble, lifted her again, and tried to mount, holding her in one arm. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  4. Won't you go away from Mount Hope? – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  5. Why do they call it Mount Mark?" – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  6. Day amused us very distinctly at Mount Hooper Camp. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  7. During the progress of a battle the Boers were able to desert a certain point for a time, mount their horses and ride to another position, and throw their full strength against the latter, yet remaining in such close touch with the former that it was possible to return and defend it in an exceedingly short space of time. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  8. Did you not learn anything on Mount Linde, and are you not a Christian? – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. I 'll promise not to pull your hair, When on your shoulder next I mount, Nor bore my fingers in your ears, Too often bored on my account. – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  10. Mount, and join us. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. For a moment or so Jesse hung on, but before anyone could mount and help him he was flung full length, and lay, his arms out, motionless. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  12. Twenty minutes after the train left Mount Mark, came a telegram from Carol: Did she get off all right? – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  13. Hugh was so eager, that he put up his foot to mount, without remembering to bid his mother and sisters good- bye. – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  14. There was no alternative: I must either turn back, or mount as a man. – A Girl's Ride in Iceland by Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  15. The lord's house stood near the shore upon a very high mount, made by hand for strength. – A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557 by A Gentleman of Elvas
  16. The girl fell backward from her mount, turning to grasp Custer's arm as it closed about her. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  17. But Lady Mount Severn must think well of him, or she would not have him there. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. Is- is this- is it Lady Mount- Rhyswicke? – His Own People by Booth Tarkington
  19. D'Aulnay is ready to mount the wall when he gives the signal. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  20. My mount has been out since noon, and it's near midnight now. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
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