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Meaning of DISMOUNT

Pronunciation:  dis'mawnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
  2. [v]  get off (a horse)

DISMOUNT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: get down, get off, light, unhorse
 See Also: come down, descend, discontinuance, discontinuation, fall, go down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*mount"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dismounted}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Dismounting}.] [Pref. dis- + mount: cf. OF.
    desmonter, F. d['e]monter.]
    1. To come down; to descend. [Poetic]
             But now the bright sun ginneth to dismount.
    2. To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider
       from his beast; as, the troops dismounted.
  2. \Dis*mount"\, v. t.
    1. To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor
       and authority, or the like.
             Dismounted from his authority.        --Barrow.
    2. To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse; as, the
       soldier dismounted his adversary.
    3. (Mech.) To take down, or apart, as a machine.
    4. To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on
       which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels
       of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or
       mountings; -- said esp. of artillery.
Thesaurus Terms
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