American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To get off or down, as from a horse.
- v. To get out of a vehicle.
- v. To remove from a support, setting, or mounting.
- v. To unseat or throw off, as from a horse.
- v. To disassemble (a mechanism, for example).
- n. The act or manner of dismounting, especially from a horse.
- n. Sports A move in gymnastics whereby the gymnast gets off an apparatus or completes a floor exercise, typically landing on both feet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To descend from a height; come or go down.
- To get off from a horse or other ridden animal; descend or alight, as a rider from the saddle: as, the officer ordered his troops to dismount.
- To throw or bring down from an elevation, or from a place or post of authority.
- To throw or bring down from a horse; unhorse: as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.
- To remove or throw down, as cannon or other artillery from their carriages, or from a parapet or intrenchment; destroy the mountings of, so as to render useless.
- To remove from a frame, setting, or other mounting: as, to dismount a picture or a jewel.
- n. gymnastics The part of a routine in which the gymnast detaches from an apparatus.
- v. transitive, intransitive to get off (something)
- v. computing, transitive to make a hard drive unavailable for use
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Poetic To come down; to descend.
- v. To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider from his beast.
- v. To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and authority, or the like.
- v. To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse.
- v. (Mech.) To take down, or apart, as a machine.
- v. To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings; -- said esp. of artillery.
- n. the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
- v. alight from (a horse)
- dis- + mount, probably a calque of Old French desmonter. (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of obsolete French desmonter, to unseat : des-, dis- + monter, to mount; see mount1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“UPPERDATE: (June 12) "Kathy Shaidle, a Canadian wingnut of imperfect renown who attempts an expert dismount from the high horse and ends up flailing limb over limb into a folding refreshments table covered with Dixie cups of Haterade.”
“A momentary lapse on his dismount from the bars was enough to give the overall gold to fellow Soviet Vladimir Artemov.”
“He can also whirl and twirl on the rings, spring to action in the floor exercise and flip his way to a perfect dismount from the parallel bars.”
“At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Shun Fujimoto launched his triple-somersault dismount from the rings and landed on a leg he'd broken earlier that day.”
“Gatson led Wilson after the first day of competition in the all-around, but on the first event of the final day, he landed his dismount from the high bar and tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).”
“dismount" -- a half dozen young squires ran forward to assist him, and to lead the animal to the stables.”
“Now I just need to work on my "dismount" as I like to refer to it.”
“He spoke too quickly, for the moment the "dismount" sounded, twenty men were about the coach.”
“dismount," and in five minutes the horses, unsaddled, were rolling on the springy turf, and then were driven out in herds, each company's by itself, to graze during the afternoon along the slopes.”
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