American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
- n. A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
- n. A raised mass, as of hay; a heap. See Synonyms at heap.
- n. Archaeology A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.
- n. Baseball The slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond.
- n. Archaic A hedge or fence.
- v. To fortify or conceal with a mound.
- v. To heap into a raised mass.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A protection; restraint; curb.
- n. A helmet.
- n. Might; size.
- n. An artificial elevation of earth, as one raised as a fortification or part of a fortification, or as a funeral monument; a bank of earth; hence, a bulwark; a rampart or fence.
- n. A natural elevation presenting the appearance of having been raised artificially; a hillock; a knoll.
- n. In civil engine., in excavations, a piece of the original ground left at intervals to show the depth.
- To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc., to.
- n. A figure of a globe, taken as an emblem of sovereignty. The emblem is of ancient Romau origin, being associated with Jupiter, as in a Pompeiian wall-painting. It often surmounts a crown. Also
- To form into mounds; become piled up into mounds.
- n. obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively A hand.
- n. obsolete A protection; restraint; curb.
- n. obsolete A helmet.
- n. obsolete Might; size.
- n. An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
- n. A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
- n. baseball Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
- n. A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
- n. US, vulgar, slang Vulva.
- v. transitive To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
- v. transitive To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also
- n. An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
- v. To fortify or inclose with a mound.
- n. structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
- n. a small natural hill
- n. (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
- v. form into a rounded elevation
- n. the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit
- n. a collection of objects laid on top of each other
- From earlier meaning "hedge, fence", from Middle English mound, mund ("protection, boundary, raised earthen rampart"), from Old English mund ("hand, hand of protection, protector, guardianship"), from Proto-Germanic *mundō (“hand”), *munduz (“protection, patron”), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *man-, *mar- (“hand”). Cognate with Old Frisian mund ("guardianship"), Old High German munt ("hand, protection") (German Mündel ("ward"), Vormund ("a guardian")), Old Norse mund (Icelandic mund, "hand")), Middle Dutch mond ("protection"), Latin manus ("hand"), Ancient Greek μάρη (márē, "hand"). (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This page unsportingly suggests that the mound is a 13th-century motte which had nothing to do with Pepin, but I'll take my romance where I can find it, thanks.”
“Manuel said he didn't use his best pinch-hitter, lefty Greg Dobbs, because Feliz "is a down hitter, and the guy on the mound is a sinkerball pitcher.”
“When you get ripped by your manager like we did, the best guy you can have on the mound is a dominating lefthander and he stepped up for us today," Flaherty said.”
“The average brush turkey mound is 4 meters in diameter and a meter high; it comprises between 2 and 4 tons of material; and it takes up to six weeks to build.”
“Rays designated hitter Jonny Gomes charged the mound from the dugout, jumped on Navarro and Crisp, and threw several punches that hit Crisp while he was on the ground.”
“BARTON: Today we voted to add the word mound to a national Indian monument in Georgia.”
“Carl Lumholtz describes three yácatas which he saw in the Sierra de los Tarascos: The mound is built of stones, without mortar, in the shape of a 'T, 'each arm about 50 feet long and thirty-two feet high.”
“My thought process on the mound is that I can't control anything that goes on except what I do, and that's make pitches," Carpenter said.”
“Because the softball mound is so much closer to home plate than in the major leagues, Finch's pitches seem like they're whizzing by at 98 mph to baseball big-leaguers.”
“To throw a 4-spot on the board with Greg Maddux on the mound is good enough for the game.”
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Slang and plain words used to describe the great game of baseball.
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