from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To climb or ascend: mount stairs.
- transitive v. To place oneself upon; get up on: mount a horse; mount a platform.
- transitive v. To climb onto (a female) for copulation. Used of male animals.
- transitive v. To furnish with a horse for riding.
- transitive v. To set on a horse: mount the saddle.
- transitive v. To set in a raised position: mount a bed on blocks.
- transitive v. To fix securely to a support: mount an engine in a car.
- transitive v. To place or fix on or in the appropriate support or setting for display or study: mount stamps in an album; mount cells on a slide.
- transitive v. To provide with scenery, costumes, and other equipment necessary for production: mount a play.
- transitive v. To organize and equip: mount an army.
- transitive v. To prepare and set in motion: mount an attack.
- transitive v. To set in position for use: mount guns.
- transitive v. To carry as equipment: The warship mounted ten guns.
- transitive v. To post (a guard).
- intransitive v. To go upward; rise.
- intransitive v. To get up on something, as a horse or bicycle.
- intransitive v. To increase in amount, extent, or intensity: Costs are mounting up. Fear quickly mounted. See Synonyms at rise.
- n. The act or manner of mounting.
- n. A means of conveyance, such as a horse, on which to ride.
- n. An opportunity to ride a horse in a race.
- n. An object to which another is affixed or on which another is placed for accessibility, display, or use, especially:
- n. A glass slide for use with a microscope.
- n. A hinge used to fasten stamps in an album.
- n. A setting for a jewel.
- n. An undercarriage or stand on which a device rests while in service.
- n. A mountain or hill. Used especially as part of a proper name.
- n. Any of the seven fleshy cushions around the edges of the palm of the hand in palmistry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mountain, as in Mount Everest
- n. An animal, usually a horse, used to ride on, unlike a draught horse
- n. The number of riders in a cavalry unit or division
- n. A mounting; an object on which another object is mounted, as the post is the mount on which the mailbox is installed
- v. To go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.
- v. To attach an object to a support, as to mount a mailbox on a post
- v. To attach a drive or device to the directory structure in order to make it available to the operating system.
- v. To get on top of an animal to mate.
- v. to have sexual intercourse with someone, something.
- v. To begin a military assault
- v. To cause (something) to rise or ascend; to drive up; to raise; to elevate; to lift up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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; ; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
- n. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound.
- n. A bank; a fund.
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
- intransitive v. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
- intransitive v. To attain in value; to amount.
- transitive v. To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
- transitive v. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
- transitive v. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
- n. A horse.
- n. The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elevation of land, more or less isolated; a hill; a mountain: in this sense chiefly archaic or poetical, except before a proper name as the particular designation of some mountain or hill: as, Mount Etna; Mount Calvary.
- n. A mound; a bulwark or breastwork for attack or defense.
- n. In fortification, a cavalier. See cavalier, 5.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing which occupies the base of the shield in the form of a green field curved convexly upward, except when the summit of the escutcheon is occupied by a tree or tower, in which case the mount merely slopes toward this. It is not necessary to mention its color, which is always vert.
- n. In palmistry, a prominence or fleshy cushion in the palm of the hand.
- To rise from, or as from, a lower to a higher position; ascend; soar: with or without up.
- Specifically, to get on horseback: as, to mount and ride away.
- To amount; aggregate: often with up: as, the expenses mount up.
- To raise from, or as if from, a lower to a higher place; exalt; lift on high.
- To get upon; place or seat one's self upon, as that which is higher; ascend; reach; climb: as, to mount a horse; to mount a throne.
- To set on horseback; furnish with a horse or horses for riding: as, the groom mounted the lad on a pony; also, to seat in a coach or the like conveyance.
- To place in suitable position with adjustment of parts, so as to render available for use: as, to mount a cannon; to mount a loom.
- To prepare for representation or exhibition by furnishing and accompanying with appropriate appurtenances and accessories, as a stage-play or other spectacle.
- To be equipped or furnished with; carry as equipment or armament: used specifically of anything that carries war material: as, the fort mounts fifty guns.
- To put in shape for examination or exhibition by means of necessary or ornamental supports or accessories; furnish, fit up, or set with necessary or appropriate appurtenances: as, to mount a picture or a map; to mount objects for microscopic observation; to mount a sword-blade; to mount a jewel.
- n. That upon which anything is mounted or fixed for use, and by which it is supported and held in place.
- n. The necessary frame, handle, or the like for any delicate object, as a fan.
- n. The paper, silk, or other material forming the surface of a fan.
- n. Apparatus for the adjustment and attachment of a cannon to its carriage.
- n. plural The metal ornaments serving as borders, edgings, etc., or apparently as guards to the angles and prominent parts, as in the decorative furniture of the eighteenth century in Europe.
- n. The glass slip, with accessories, used to preserve objects in suitable form for study with the microscope. The object is usually covered with very thin glass, in squares or circles, and, except in the so-called dry mounts, is immersed in a liquid (fluid mounts), such as Canada balsam, glycerin, etc.; a cell, as of varnish, is used in some cases.
- n. The means of mounting or of raising one's self on or as on horseback.
- n. A horse-block.
- n. A bicycle.
- n. A trumpet signal for mounting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. copulate with
- v. go up or advance
- n. the act of climbing something
- n. a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place
- v. put up or launch
- n. a lightweight horse kept for riding only
- v. prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
- v. attach to a support
- v. fix onto a backing, setting, or support
- v. go upward with gradual or continuous progress
- n. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
- v. get up on the back of
- n. something forming a back that is added for strengthening
Middle English mounten, from Old French monter, from Vulgar Latin *montāre, from Latin mōns, mont-, mountain.
Middle English mont, from Old English munt and from Old French mont, munt, both from Latin mōns, mont-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English munt, from Latin mons ("a hill, mountain"), from a root seen also in ēmineō ("I project, I protrude") (English eminent). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English mounten, from Anglo-Norman mounter, from Old French monter, from Medieval Latin montare ("to mount; literally, go up hill"), from Latin mons ("a hill, mountain"); compare French monter. (Wiktionary)