[moun-ting] /ˈmaʊn tɪŋ/
the act of a person or thing that .
something that serves as a , support, setting, or the like:
a new mounting for an heirloom jewel.
verb (used with object)
to go up; climb; ascend:
to mount stairs.
to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.).
to set or place at an elevation:
to mount a house on stilts.
to furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.
to set or place (a person) on horseback.
to organize, as an army.
to prepare and launch, as an attack or a campaign.
to raise or put into position for use, as a gun.
(of a fortress or warship) to have or carry (guns) in position for use.
to go or put on guard, as a sentry or watch.
to attach to or fix on or in a support, backing, setting, etc.:
to mount a photograph; to mount a diamond in a ring.
to arrange for display:
to mount a museum exhibit.
to provide (a play, musical comedy, opera, etc.) with scenery, costumes, and other equipment for production.
to prepare (an animal body or skeleton) as a specimen.
(of a male animal) to climb upon (a female) for copulation.
verb (used without object)
to increase in amount or intensity (often followed by up):
The cost of all those small purchases mounts up.
to get up on the back of a horse or other animal for riding.
to rise or go to a higher position, level, degree, etc.; ascend.
to get up on something, as a platform.
the act or a manner of .
a horse, other animal, or sometimes a vehicle, as a bicycle, used, provided, or available for riding.
an act or occasion of riding a horse, especially in a race.
a support, backing, setting, or the like, on or in which something is, or is to be, or fixed.
an ornamental metal piece applied to a piece of wooden furniture.
Microscopy. a prepared slide.
a distinctive metal feature on a sheath or scabbard, as a locket or chape.
Philately. (def 4).
Printing. a wooden or metal block to which a plate is secured for printing.
another word for mount1 (sense 13)
to go up (a hill, stairs, etc); climb
to get up on (a horse, a platform, etc)
(intransitive) often foll by up. io increase; accumulate: excitement mounted
(transitive) to fix onto a backing, setting, or support: to mount a photograph, to mount a slide
(transitive) to provide with a horse for riding, or to place on a horse
(of male animals) to climb onto (a female animal) for copulation
(transitive) to prepare (a play, musical comedy, etc) for production
(transitive) to plan and organize (a compaign, an exhibition, etc)
(transitive) (military) to prepare or launch (an operation): the Allies mounted an offensive
(transitive) to prepare (a skeleton, dead animal, etc) for exhibition as a specimen
(transitive) to place or carry (weapons) in such a position that they can be fired
mount guard, See guard (sense 26)
a backing, setting, or support onto which something is fixed
the act or manner of mounting
a horse for riding
a slide used in microscopy
a mountain or hill: used in literature and (when cap.) in proper names: Mount Everest
(in palmistry) any of the seven cushions of flesh on the palm of the hand
c.1300, “to mount a horse;” mid-14c., “to rise up, ascend; fly,” from Old French monter “to go up, ascend, climb, mount,” from Vulgar Latin *montare, from Latin mons (genitive montis) “mountain” (see mount (n.)). Meaning “to set or place in position” first recorded 1530s. Sense of “to get up on for purposes of copulation” is from 1590s. Related: Mounted; mounting.
“hill, mountain,” mid-13c., from Anglo-French mount, Old French mont “mountain;” also perhaps partly from Old English munt “mountain;” both the Old English and the French words from Latin montem (nominative mons) “mountain,” from PIE root *men- “to stand out, project” (cf. Latin eminere “to stand out;” Sanskrit manya “nape of the neck,” Latin monile “necklace;” Old Irish muin “neck,” Welsh mwnwgl “neck,” mwng “mane;” Welsh mynydd “mountain”).
“that on which something is mounted,” 1739, from mount (v.). The colloquial meaning “a horse for riding” is first recorded 1856.
v. mount·ed, mount·ing, mounts
To prepare a specimen for microscopic examination, especially by positioning on a slide.
Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall down into the Ghor. East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south, terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south. The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some of large extent, found there.
noun 1. a block of stone formerly used to aid a person when mounting a horse
- Mount isa
/ˈaɪzə/ noun 1. a city in NE Australia in NW Queensland: mining of copper and other minerals. Pop: 20 525 (2001)
[mount-leyk] /ˈmaʊntˌleɪk/ noun 1. a town in NW Washington.
noun 1. a town in SW Pennsylvania, SW of Pittsburgh.