American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something that serves as a support, setting, or backing: a mounting for a gem.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rising or ascending; especially, the act of getting on horseback; ascent; soaring.
- n. The act or art of setting stuffed skins of animals in a natural attitude; taxidermy.
- n. That which serves to mount anything, as a sword-blade, a print, or a gem: see mount, verb, 7.
- n. That which is or may be mounted for use or ornament: as, the mountings for an angler's rod.
- n. Same as harness, 5.
- In heraldry, rising or climbing: applied to beasts of chase when they are represented in the position called rampant in case of a beast of prey. Compare mountant.
- adj. that continues to mount; steadily accumulating.
- v. present participle of mount.
- n. Something mounted; an attachment
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of one that mounts.
- n. That by which anything is prepared for use, or set off to advantage; equipment; embellishment; setting.
- n. (Aëronautics) same as Carriage.
- n. framework used for support or display
- n. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
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“ZAHN: Another concern that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld now has expressed is his concern about what he described as mounting lawlessness in Afghanistan and he said the U.S. military faces a long and difficult fight even in towns and cities already seized by the Northern Alliance.”
“The politics of the women went no farther than a few couplets in praise of liberty, and the patriotism of the men was confined to an habit de garde nationale, the device of a button, or a nocturnal revel, which they called mounting guard.”
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“Fit an egg-shaped knob on the arms into an identically shaped hole in the corner of the lens, twist down, and mounting is complete.”
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“Admiral Walticles stares in mounting concern as the left flank is pounced on by Admiral Deweycles 'fresh Liburnian Squadron.”
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