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Meaning of MOUNT

Pronunciation:  mawnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of climbing something
  2. [n]  a lightweight horse kept for riding only
  3. [n]  something forming a back that is added for strengthening
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
  6. [v]  fix onto a backing, setting, or support; "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"
  7. [v]  go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
  8. [v]  attach to a support; "They mounted the aerator on a floating"
  9. [v]  copulate with, as of animals; "The bull was riding the cow"
  10. [v]  put up
  11. [v]  prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
  12. [v]  go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
  13. [v]  get on the back of; "mount a horse"

MOUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: backing, climb, climb, climb, climb up, go up, launch, mountain, put on, ride, riding horse, rise, saddle horse, setting, wax
 Antonyms: get off, hop out, wane
 See Also: advance, alight, alp, American saddle horse, Appaloosa, Arab, Arabian, arise, ascending, ascension, ascent, attach, ben, bestride, buckskin, clamber, climb down, climb on, come up, copulate, couple, cow pony, crowbait, devise, dun, elevation, Equus caballus, escalade, frame, framework, framing, gain, gear up, get on, get up, gray, hack, hop on, horse, increase, initiate, jump, jump on, layer, lift, machinate, mate, Morgan, mount, Mount Olympus, mount up, mountain climbing, mountain peak, mountaineer, mountaineering, mountainside, mounting, move, move up, Mt. Olympus, natural elevation, Olimbos, Olympus, organise, organize, pair, palfrey, pave, pioneer, Plantation walking horse, prancer, prepare, prepare, quarter horse, ramp, ready, reinforcement, remount, remount, remount, rerun, ride, rise, rise, rock climbing, scale, scaling, seamount, set, set up, strengthener, Tennessee walker, Tennessee walking horse, uprise, versant, volcano, Walking horse, warhorse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mount\, n. [From {Mount}, v.]
    That upon which a person or thing is mounted, as:
    (a) A horse.
              She had so good a seat and hand, she might be
              trusted with any mount.              --G. Eliot.
    (b) The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or
        the like is mounted; a mounting.
  2. \Mount\ (mount), n. [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}.]
    1. 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.
    2. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound. [Obs.]
             Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against
             Jerusalem.                            --Jer. vi. 6.
    3. [See {Mont de pi['e]t['e]}.] A bank; a fund.
    {Mount of piety}. See {Mont de pi['e]t['e]}.
  3. \Mount\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mounted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mounting}.] [OE. mounten, monten, F. monter, fr. L. mons,
    montis, mountain. See {Mount}, n. (above).]
    1. 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. --Jer. li.
             The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.
    2. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold;
       especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
    3. To attain in value; to amount.
             Bring then these blessings to a strict account, Make
             fair deductions, see to what they mount. --Pope.
  4. \Mount\, v. t.
    1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
             Shall we mount again the rural throne? --Dryden.
    2. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or
       anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
    3. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with
       animals for riding; to furnish with horses. ``To mount the
       Trojan troop.'' --Dryden.
    4. 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.
    5. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
             What power is it which mounts my love so high?
    Note: A fort or ship is said to mount cannon, when it has
          them arranged for use in or about it.
    {To mount guard} (Mil.), to go on guard; to march on guard;
       to do duty as a guard.
    {To mount a play}, to prepare and arrange the scenery,
       furniture, etc., used in the play.
  5. \Mount\, n. (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.
Computing Dictionary

To make a file system available for access.

unix does this by associating the file system with a directory (the "mount point") within a currently mounted file system. The "root" file system is mounted on the root directory, "/" early in the boot sequence. "mount" is also the unix command to do this, "unmount" breaks the association.

E.g., "mount attaches a named file system to the file system hierarchy at the pathname location directory [...]" -- unix manual page mount(8).

File systems are usually mounted either at boot time under control of /etc/rc (or one of its subfiles) or on demand by an automounter daemon.

Other operating systems such as vms and dos mount file systems as separate directory hierarchies without any common ancestor or root directory.

Apparently derived from the physical sense of "mount" meaning "attach", as in "head-mounted display", or "set up", as in "always mount a scratch monkey, etc."

unix manual page: mount(8).

Easton Bible Dictionary

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.

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