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Meaning of SURMOUNT

Pronunciation:  sur'mawnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"
  2. [v]  get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
  3. [v]  reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
  4. [v]  be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
 

SURMOUNT is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: exceed, get over, master, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, overcome, scale, subdue, surpass
 
 See Also: arrive at, attain, beat, beat out, better, break, bulldog, circumvent, crush, defeat, gain, head, hit, make, outbrave, outcry, outdraw, outfox, outgrow, out-herod, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outroar, outsail, outsell, outshine, outshout, outsmart, outwear, outweigh, outwit, overreach, pinnacle, reach, shame, shell, trounce, vanquish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sur*mount"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surmounted}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Surmounting}.] [OE. sourmounten, OF. surmonter,
sormonter, F. surmonter; sur over + monter to mount. See
{Sur-}, and {Mount}, v. i.]
1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.

         The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas,
         overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir
                                               W. Raleigh.

2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or
   obstacles. --Macaulay.

3. To surpass; to exceed. --Spenser.

         What surmounts the reach Of human sense I shall
         delineate.                            --Milton.

Syn: To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.

 

 

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