• WordNet 3.6
    • v mount fix onto a backing, setting, or support "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"
    • v mount go up or advance "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
    • v mount attach to a support "They mounted the aerator on a floating"
    • v mount copulate with "The bull was riding the cow"
    • v mount put up or launch "mount a campaign against pornography"
    • v mount prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance "mount a theater production","mount an attack","mount a play"
    • v mount go upward with gradual or continuous progress "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
    • v mount get up on the back of "mount a horse"
    • n mount the act of climbing something "it was a difficult climb to the top"
    • n mount a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    • n mount something forming a back that is added for strengthening
    • n mount a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
    • n mount a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Si and Shorty As Mounted Infantry Si and Shorty As Mounted Infantry
Si and Shorty As Mounted Infantry 117 Si and Shorty As Mounted Infantry 117
Washington spent five happy years at Mount Vernon Washington spent five happy years at Mount Vernon
Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon
The four youths mounted the eagles The four youths mounted the eagles

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.
    • Mount A bank; a fund.
    • Mount A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound. "Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem."
    • Mount 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; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
    • Mount (Palmistry) 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.
    • Mount 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.; as, to mount a picture or diploma in a frame
    • n Mount That upon which a person or thing is mounted "She had so good a seat and hand, she might be trusted with any mount ."
    • Mount To attain in value; to amount. "Bring then these blessings to a strict account,
      Make fair deductions, see to what they mount ."
    • Mount To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses. "To mount the Trojan troop."
    • Mount To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
    • Mount To get upon; to ascend; to climb; as, to mount the pulpit and deliver a sermon. "Shall we mount again the rural throne?"
    • Mount To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
    • Mount To raise aloft; to lift on high. "What power is it which mounts my love so high?"
    • Mount To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up. "Though Babylon should mount up to heaven.""The fire of trees and houses mounts on high."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
    • n mount 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 mount A mound; a bulwark or breastwork for attack or defense.
    • n mount In fortification, a cavalier. See cavalier, 5.
    • n mount 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 mount In palmistry, a prominence or fleshy cushion in the palm of the hand. These mounts are seven in number, and surround the hollow part in the center of the palm (called the plain of Mars), as follows:
    • mount To rise from, or as from, a lower to a higher position; ascend; soar: with or without up.
    • mount Specifically, to get on horseback: as, to mount and ride away.
    • mount To amount; aggregate: often with up: as, the expenses mount up.
    • mount To raise from, or as if from, a lower to a higher place; exalt; lift on high.
    • mount 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.
    • mount 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.
    • mount 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.
    • mount Specifically.
    • mount To prepare for representation or exhibition by furnishing and accompanying with appropriate appurtenances and accessories, as a stage-play or other spectacle.
    • mount 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.
    • mount 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 mount That upon which anything is mounted or fixed for use, and by which it is supported and held in place. Specifically
    • n mount The necessary frame, handle, or the like for any delicate object, as a fan.
    • n mount The paper, silk, or other material forming the surface of a fan.
    • n mount Apparatus for the adjustment and attachment of a cannon to its carriage.
    • n mount 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 mount 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 mount The means of mounting or of raising one's self on or as on horseback. A horse, especially in riding or hunting use.
    • n mount A horse-block.
    • n mount A bicycle.
    • n mount A trumpet signal for mounting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma
    • n Mount mownt ground rising above the level of the surrounding country: a hill: an ornamental mound: that on which anything is mounted for more convenient use or exhibition: a saddle-horse for riding: a step, &c., to give aid in mounting a horse, also a signal for mounting: : :
    • v.i Mount to project or rise up: to be of great elevation
    • v.t Mount to raise aloft: to climb: to get upon, as a horse: to put on horseback: to put upon something: to arrange or set in fitting order
    • n Mount mownt (her.) a green hillock in the base of a shield
    • n Mount mownt (fort.) a cavalier or raised hillock commanding the surrounding country: one of the seven fleshy cushions in the palm of the hand
    • n Mount mownt (B.) a bulwark for offence or defence
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  • John Dryden
    “Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.”
  • Robert Frost
    “What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?”
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    “Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!”
  • Graham Swift
    Graham Swift
    “All nature's creatures join to express nature's purpose. Somewhere in their mounting and mating, rutting and butting is the very secret of nature itself.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. munt, mont, mount, AS. munt, fr. L. mons, montis,; cf. L. minae, protections, E. eminent, menace,: cf. F. mont,. Cf. Mount (v.) Mountain Mont Monte Montem
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. munt—L. mons, montis, a mountain.


In literature:

The heights and the chasms of that dread land made his spirits mount up like fire.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
One day he led his flocks across the desert to Mount Horeb or Sinai.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Doubtless a servant had opened the flaps to the cupola, for they were laid back; and as I mounted, I could see a square of blue sky overhead.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
Thus dressed and mounted, he rode a-hunting with the king and nobility, who all laughed heartily at Tom and his prancing steed.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Waldour eyed the other two with mounting impatience.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
It was now gone, and, without asking questions, he mounted and made towards Ramsey.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The others mounted into the air, and disappeared in the darkness.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
With the opening of the spring of 1784, numerous visitors began to make their way to Mount Vernon.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The first faint streaks of day were in the sky when the Utes mounted their ponies and vanished over the hill.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Mounts.= Machine guns are usually mounted on tripods or wheels.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss

In poetry:

That world our patient sufferer sought,
Serene with pitying eyes,
As if his mounting spirit caught
The wisdom of the skies.
"Verses To The Memory Of A Child" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
I feel no more the snow of years;
Sap mounts, and pulses bound;
My eyes are filled with happy tears,
My ears with happy sound.
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
And then my soul, on wings of love,
Shall mount, thy shade to meet,
And range the fields of joy above,
Sweet babe, till thee it greet.
"On Viewing A Grave Of A Beloved Infant" by Elizabeth Beverley
They grew in beauty, side by side,
They fill'd one home with glee;
Their graves are sever'd, far and wide,
By mount, and stream, and sea.
"The Graves Of A Household" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
We sit unowned upon our burial sod
And know not whence we come or whose we be,
Comfortless mourners for the mount of God,
The rocks of Calvary:
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
"For, awed by Sinai's Mount of Law,
The trembling faith alone sufficed,
That, through its cloud and flame, he saw
The sweet, sad face of Christ!
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Here's the Canon EOS C300 on set of our documentary shoot, loaded with a Zeiss CP.2 Cinema lens with EF mount (Note: the CP.2s are specially made cinema lenses with EF mounts.
MOUNT CARROLL— First Evangelical Church, 301 S Clay St, Mount Carroll, will offer Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 pm Nov 22.
Top fashion model Heidi Mount called the police about her hairstylist husband, Shawn Mount, amid fears he "had a knife" after they split and negotiations over custody of their 4-year-old son took a bitter turn.
A faulty sensor in the air handling system triggered the fire alarm at the Mount Vernon Middle School on Monday afternoon, according to Mount Vernon Fire Department Assistant Chief Chris Menapace.
MOUNT CARROLL – Glenn E " Gene " Teeter, 87, of Mount Carroll, died Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
DeGrange, 86, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant.
MOUNT VERNON — An aide at Mount Vernon High School told law enforcement the student who allegedly assaulted her on Friday has hurt others before.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon resident Todd Hawkins is currently in Boston getting ready to participate in the biggest race of his life.
The concert begins at 3 pm Sunday, Sept 9 in Mount Vernon Music Hall, 402 Leftwich St at Yates St For more information, see the Sept 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.
MOUNT VERNON — Roy Neal Horner , 50, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Aug 31, 2009, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
MOUNT CARMEL — A Mount Carmel woman whose newborn baby was found deceased in a garbage can earlier this year was charged Thursday with abuse of a corpse, a Class A misdemeanor.
Mount Gilead High School 338 Park Ave Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Mount WR Jasper Collins Mount Union photo.
MOUNT VERNON — When the 2008 softball season kicks off for Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday, one will notice little has changed during the offseason.
Memorial Park 255 Mount Vernon Avenue Mount Vernon, OH 43050 740-393-9577.

In science:

In experiments, TD appeared to vary slightly from run to run because of effects such as mounting strains and temperature gradients.
Crossover from classical to random-field critical exponents in As-doped TbVO4
The telescope would be an interferometric array of 19 elements co-mounted on a single fully steerable platform.
Observing the CMB with the AMiBA
However, for a drift-scanning array of co-mounted elements, the unwanted component would be a constant in amplitude and phase and its subtraction is potentially exact.
Observing the CMB with the AMiBA
The temperature of the crystal, mounted in a He atmosphere, was stable to approximately 10 mK.
Order Parameter Criticality of the d=3 Random-Field Ising Antiferromagnet Fe(0.85)Zn(0.15)F2
The data was obtained using an RCA CCD attached, at different times, to three telescopes with different fields of view at the Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins.
Evidence for an outer disk in the Prototype `Compact Elliptical' Galaxy M32