from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
- n. A large heap: a mountain of laundry.
- n. A huge quantity: a mountain of trouble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
- n. A large amount.
- n. A difficult task or challenge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A range, chain, or group of such elevations.
- n. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains
- adj. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elevation of land of considerable dimensions rising more or less abruptly above the surrounding or adjacent region.
- n. Something resembling a mountain in being large; something of extraordinary magnitude; a great heap: as, a mountain of rubbish.
- n. A wine made from grapes grown on high ground. See II., 2.
- Of or pertaining to mountains; found on mountains; growing or living on a mountain: as, mountain air; mountain pines; mountain goats.
- Produced from vines growing on the slopes of a mountain, a hill, or any high ground: as, mountain wine.
- Like a mountain in size; vast; mighty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
- n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
It is a mountain seen; it is called a _great mountain_; under this are comprehended all impediments and difficulties impeding the building; all being taken together make up
The hiker who was on his way to the top of the mountain asked � Do you know the way to the path that will lead me to the top of the mountain� the hiker who was returning from the top said �simply make every step that you take go towards the direction of the mountain top and you will get there�.
You have -- you have probably heard us use the term mountain bumps a lot lately -- a lot lately.
There can, I believe, be no doubt as to the influence of transforming elements upon the developments of the surface features of the Earth; and, if I am right, this source of thermal energy is mainly responsible for that local accumulation of wrinkling which we term mountain chains.
Matthew, thought it necessary, when noticing the fact of Jesus descending the mountain, to define the term mountain by declaring it to be "a very elevated place;" and, when discoursing on Jesus stretching forth his hand and touching the leper, to affirm that "the hand is one of the members of the body."
Heli-hiking and heli-camping give the phrase "mountain getaway" an entirely new meaning.
The only light in his little cave under the mountain is the luminescent blue screen that glows on his wrinkled face.
When turning back the north view towards the mountain is as well enhanced with the widening view due to the fan-shape of the tilting wooden wall, being a mediator between the northern and southern landscape characteristic.
Environmentalists say the mountain is a threat to marine life and coastal ecosystems.
Where a hill becomes a mountain is our concept and ours alone.