Definitions for: Mount

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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

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