Definitions of mountain

  1. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
  2. relating to or located in mountains; " mountain people"
  3. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.
  4. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains.
  5. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk.
  6. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
  7. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
  8. A large mass of rock or earth rising above the level of the surrounding country, usually over two thousand feet.
  9. Mountainous.
  10. Relating to, resembling, or occurring in a mountain or mountains.
  11. A high hill: anything very large.
  12. Of or relating to a mountain: growing or dwelling on a mountain.
  13. A high hill; great mass.
  14. Of, or pertaining to, a mountain.
  15. A lofty, rocky elevation.
  16. Pertaining to a mountain; growing or dwelling on a mountain; vast. The mountain, the extreme section in the first French Revolution, as occupying the highest seats in the National Convention.
  17. A large rocky mass, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; any very large object; a kind of light wine.
  18. A very high hill, usually applied to heights of nearly and above 2000 feet; anything proverbially large.
  19. Pert. to a mountain; found on mountains.
  20. In French history, a popular name given in 1793 to the party of extreme Jacobins in the Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats.

Usage examples for mountain

  1. How many were there of you when you started up the mountain – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Let us go on down the mountain and as we go, let us pick up the stones in our path and throw them over our shoulders behind us. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  3. I want to go back to the Mountain I do! – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  4. The mountain path that thou must follow, so as not to be discovered, is not a bad one." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. We'll hear it from the mountain – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  6. Personally I feel inclined for a walk up the mountain road. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  7. From both Fassola and Torrotti it would appear that only the group of figures on the mountain was in existence when they wrote. – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  8. He would go over the mountain for Dan. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  9. " As the cat," said Lady Linden, " wouldn't go to Mahomed-" " The mountain you mean!" – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  10. The story seems unfounded; yet it was not far from this mountain that the rangers fought one of their most desperate winter battles, against a force of many times their number. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  11. " There has been a snow- mountain fallen at Miklos, they say," cried one, " and none can pass the road for many a day." – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  12. This is his message to us, to tell us that he is angry, because we have left our mountain home. – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  13. For the remaining days at the mountain inn there was little excitement. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  14. Deep down in this cup under the mountain it was difficult even for sound to reach him. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  15. She looked up thoughtfully at the well- remembered high line of the mountain against the sky. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  16. When he came to the mountain he cried, " Semsi mountain Semsi mountain open." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  17. You could not love that old mountain there, could you? – The Major by Ralph Connor
  18. Why is a mountain top or a desert so cold, especially at night? – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  19. I say, began the lad, are you fellows going down the mountain – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown