• WordNet 3.6
    • n mountain a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    • n mountain (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Mountain of Aswan and The Tombs Of The Princes of Elephantine the Mountain of Aswan and The Tombs Of The Princes of Elephantine
the Mountain of Silt With The Tombs Of The Princes the Mountain of Silt With The Tombs Of The Princes
Six Mile Flume. Adirondack Mountains, New York Six Mile Flume. Adirondack Mountains, New York
wolfhound carrying wallaby up mountain wolfhound carrying wallaby up mountain

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
    • Mountain 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.
    • Mountain A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity. "I should have been a mountain of mummy."
    • Mountain A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains .
    • Mountain Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great. "The high, the mountain majesty of worth."
    • Mountain Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As of Dec. 31, 2000, the number of climbers summiting Mt. Everest reached 1314, and the number of deaths on the mountain reached 167.
    • n mountain An elevation of land of considerable dimensions rising more or less abruptly above the surrounding or adjacent region. Ordinarily no elevation is called a mountain which does not form a conspicuous figure in the landscape; hence, what is a mountain in one region might be regarded as simply a hill in another. A region may have great elevation above the sea-level, but not be recognized as a mountain. Thus, the Plains, or the region between the Missouri and the Rocky Mountains, have an elevation on their western edge as great as that of the highest points of the Appalachian range. Elevated regions not mountains are often called plateaus. Elevations, although of considerable height, if quite isolated or precipitous, are often called rocks: as, the Rock of Gibraltar. Peak is occasionally used in the same way: as, Pike's Peak; the Peak of Teneriffe; and in the United States, in regions formerly occupied or explored by the French, the word butte is employed with a somewhat similar meaning, while mound is used over a considerable extent of country, especially in Wisconsin, as nearly the equivalent of butte or mount. For ranges or connected series of mountains, see mountain-chain.
    • n mountain Something resembling a mountain in being large; something of extraordinary magnitude; a great heap: as, a mountain of rubbish.
    • n mountain A wine made from grapes grown on high ground. See II., 2.
    • mountain Of or pertaining to mountains; found on mountains; growing or living on a mountain: as, mountain air; mountain pines; mountain goats.
    • mountain Produced from vines growing on the slopes of a mountain, a hill, or any high ground: as, mountain wine.
    • mountain Like a mountain in size; vast; mighty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as the best coffee in the world.
    • n Mountain mownt′ān or -′in a high hill: anything very large: a wine made from mountain grapes: the extreme party in the French Revolution (see Montagnard)
    • adj Mountain of or relating to a mountain: growing or dwelling on a mountain
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  • Proverb
    “Try and trust will move mountains.”
  • Emilie Cady
    Emilie Cady
    “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.”
  • Stuart Briscoe
    Stuart Briscoe
    “People have a natural tendency to flee to the mountains when things get tough.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.”
  • Mason Cooley
    Mason Cooley
    “Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.”


If Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed - If something cannot or will not happen the easy way, then sometimes it must be done the hard way.
Make a mountain out of a molehill - If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.
Mountain to climb - If you have a mountain to climb, you have to work hard or make a lot of progress to achieve something.
Move mountains - If you would move mountains to do something, you would make any effort to achieve your aim. When people say that faith can move mountains, they mean that it can achieve a lot.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne, LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf. montanus, belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount


In literature:

The mountains looked blue, as is often the case in dark and rainy weather, when one is near them.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Also, the lowest part of a mountain or chain of mountains.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But turn round and look at the mountain tops.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
The mountainous district of the Cevennes is the most rugged, broken, and elevated region in the South of France.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
It seemed to her that if he did she should die before she reached the mountain-top.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Cascades and Sierra Nevada Mountains of Oregon and California.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
I was passing through a mountainous country which contained many large meadows.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Both the mountain chains, as well as their lateral branches, are rich in metallic produce; but in the principal mountains gold is rare.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
To get pure water it is often necessary to bring it many miles from mountainous regions where no one lives.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The mountaineer likes to retire again from the plains into the mountains.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
She drew a long breath of the thin, clear mountain air!
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
The Drina, where much fighting occurs, is no ordinary waterway, no mere mountain stream, though it lies in a mountainous country.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Sleepy Cat has little to distinguish it in its casual appearance from the ordinary mountain railroad town of the western Rockies.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
The mountain wind playing on her neck had left it brown, and above, the pulse of her ride rose red in her cheek.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Mitchell's Point, Shell Mountain, Wind Mountain, Bald Mountain, and Mt.
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
Those who expect to find in Killarney the grandeur of the Alps, the Rocky Mountains, or even of the Scottish Highlands, will be disappointed.
"Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland" by T. O. Russell
None but an experienced mountaineer can ever so see mountains.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
The reflected mountain is as sharp and distinct as the mountain itself.
"Kashmir" by Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
Nearly all the timber for their fleets was procured from these mountains.
"Albania" by E. F. Knight
It was not Michael Halloran who kept the Mountain Valley House popular!
"Satan Sanderson" by Hallie Erminie Rives

In poetry:

Neither daylight nor the darkness
See how silently I wander.
Not on mountain, nor in valley,
Does an old acacia ponder.
"The Old Acacia Tree" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
One sharp, tall peak above them all
Clear into sunlight sprang
I saw the river of my dreams,
The mountains that I sang!
"A Mystery" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I found it on a mountain slope,
The sunlight on its face;
It caught from clouds a smile of hope
That brightened all the place.
"Sorrow And The Flowers" by Abram Joseph Ryan
'Tis by thy strength the mountains stand,
God of eternal power;
The sea grows calm at thy command,
And tempests cease to roar.
"Psalm 65 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Dead rocks and silent mountains
Would'st waken with thy strain,--
But dumb are still the mountains,
And dead the rocks remain.
"In The Wilderness" by Morris Rosenfeld
For succour they did not regard
When Christ by grace did call
To them, therefore they are not heard,
No mountains on them fall.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan

In news:

The video is simply titled "The Mountain" it is a time lapse video shot between April 4th and 11th atop of Spain's highest mountain.
Vail Mountain and the Eldora Mountain Resort opened for the season Friday.
Mountaineer Montessori School will present a spaghetti dinner fundraiser called Munch for Mountaineer Montessori School from 5:30 to 7 pm Thursday at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd East.
To go mountain biking , you need some mountains, right.
The state Department of Natural Resources has opened the new East Tiger Summit Mountain Bike Trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest.
The state Department of Natural Resources opened a mountain bike trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest on Wednesday.
The 1.4-mile East Tiger Summit Mountain Bike Trail is the first new mountain bike trail built on Tiger Mountain in 20 years.
According to MDC's Mountain Lion Response Team, widely scattered mountain-lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.
The 2530 foot-tall Lone Mountain in Lone Mountain State Forest can be seen here near Wartburg, Tenn.
West Virginia Mountaineer Jonathan Kimble does pushups for every point the Mountaineers score.
Negaunee could do little to match the Mountaineers rapid attack here Thursday, as Iron Mountain cruised to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-17) victory.
Maryland is the first BCS conference team the Mountaineers face this season and Austin said it is all business for the Mountaineers .
It turns out the same goes for mountaineering — or, at least, mountaineering as practiced by Viesturs.
Photo submitted to Times Observer Nielson on the Mountain At far left, Sue Nielson competes in the Mud on the Mountain race in May held in Seven Springs.
Mountain bikers enjoy the trails in the Cheeseboro area of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

In science:

Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
These data are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Alpay, Some remarks on reproducing kernel Kre˘ın spaces, Rocky Mountain J.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
In particular, there is no uniformly mountain or valley segment that could serve as the first simple fold.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Mountains and valleys are denoted by M’s and V’s, respectively.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Together, a crease pattern and a mountain-valley assignment form a mountain-val ley pattern.
When Can You Fold a Map?
We claim that one of the two local operations exists in any flat-foldable 1D mountain-valley pattern.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Indeed, the original mountain-valley pattern is not flat-foldable.
When Can You Fold a Map?
The mountain-valley assignment, however, requires Θ(n1n2 ) space to specify the direction for each edge of the grid.
When Can You Fold a Map?
An interesting case to consider is when the creases do not have mountain-valley assignment: any crease can be folded in either direction.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Proof: For the all-layers case, the proof of Theorem 6.3 works without mountain-valley assignments as well.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Figure 17: Hardness reduction when no mountain-valley assignment is given.
When Can You Fold a Map?
One special case of particular interest, posed by Edmonds , is an m × n grid with a prescribed mountain-valley assignment.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Mountain and J.C. P´erez Bueno, “Invariant tensors for simple groups”, Nucl.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
Blackadar, Rational C*-algebras and nonstable K-Theory, Rocky Mountain J.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings