mount

To mount is to climb up something, like a ladder, or get on the back of something, like a horse. You can also mount something on another object, like a camera on a tripod or a sticker on a notebook.

The word mountain can help you remember that one way to mount is to climb. You can mount a mountain or a flight of stairs. You can also mount a pony by getting on its back or a bicycle by climbing onto it. The oldest meaning of mount is, in fact, "mountain," from the Old French word mont, which has its root in the Latin montem for “mountain."

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: mount

1
vn
go up or advance
the act of climbing something
2
vn
fix onto a backing, setting, or support
something forming a back that is added for strengthening
3
v
prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
4
v
copulate with
5
n
a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: mount
1

v go up or advance

Synonyms:
climb, rise, wax
Antonyms:
wane
become smaller
Types:
jump
increase suddenly and significantly
advance, gain
rise in rate or price
Type of:
increase
become bigger or greater in amount

v go upward with gradual or continuous progress

Synonyms:
climb, climb up, go up
Types:
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scale
climb up by means of a ladder
escalade
climb up and over
ramp
creep up -- used especially of plants
mountaineer
climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
ride
climb up on the body
Type of:
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
move upward

v get up on the back of

mount a horse”
Synonyms:
bestride, climb on, get on, hop on, jump on, mount up
Antonyms:
get off, hop out
get out of quickly
Types:
remount
mount again
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

n the act of climbing something

Synonyms:
climb
Types:
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scaling
ascent by or as if by a ladder
clamber
an awkward climb
mountain climbing, mountaineering
the activity of climbing a mountain
rock climbing
the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
escalade
an act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification)
Alpinism
mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)
Type of:
ascending, ascension, ascent, rise
the act of changing location in an upward direction

n a lightweight horse kept for riding only

Synonyms:
riding horse, saddle horse
Types:
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remount
a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
palfrey
especially a light saddle horse for a woman
warhorse
horse used in war
prancer
a mettlesome or fiery horse
hack
a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
cow pony
a light saddle horse trained for herding cattle
quarter horse
a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia
Morgan
an American breed of small compact saddle horses
Plantation walking horse, Tennessee walker, Tennessee walking horse, Walking horse
a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk
American saddle horse
a high-stepping horse originating in Kentucky
Appaloosa
a hardy breed of saddle horse developed in western North America and characteristically having a spotted rump
Arab, Arabian
a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
Lipizzan, Lippizan, Lippizaner
a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in Vienna; smart and docile and excellent for dressage
buckskin
horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail
crow-bait, crowbait
an emaciated horse likely soon to become carrion and so attractive to crows
dun
horse of a dull brownish grey color
gray, grey
horse of a light gray or whitish color
cavalry horse
horse trained for battle
charger, courser
formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
steed
(literary) a spirited horse for state or war
Type of:
Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
2

v fix onto a backing, setting, or support

mount slides for macroscopic analysis”
Type of:
fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

v attach to a support

“They mounted the aerator on a floating”
Types:
remount
mount again, as after disassembling something
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

n something forming a back that is added for strengthening

Synonyms:
backing
Type of:
bed, layer
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
reinforcement, strengthener
a device designed to provide additional strength

n 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
Synonyms:
setting
Types:
pave
a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
Type of:
mounting
framework used for support or display
3

v prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

mount a theater production”
mount an attack”
mount a play”
Synonyms:
put on
Types:
rerun
rerun a performance of a play, for example
Type of:
devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
arrange by systematic planning and united effort

v put up or launch

mount a campaign against pornography”
Type of:
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
4

v copulate with

Synonyms:
ride
Type of:
copulate, couple, mate, pair
engage in sexual intercourse
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n a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

Synonyms:
mountain
Examples:
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Black Hills
mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
Mount Asama
a volcano in central Honshu near Nagano; one of the largest volcanoes in Japan (8,340 feet)
Mount Pinatubo
a volcano on Luzon to the northwest of Manila; erupted in 1991 after 600 years of dormancy
Cameroon
an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
Pico de Orizaba
an extinct volcano in southern Mexico between Mexico City and Veracruz; the highest peak in Mexico (18,695 feet)
Nevado de Colima
an active volcano in southwestern Mexico
Cotacachi
an Andean volcano in northern Ecuador; last erupted in 1955
Cotopaxi
the world's largest active volcano; located in the Andes in north central Ecuador
Demavend
an active volcano in northern Iran
El Misti
the world's 2nd largest active volcano; located in the Andes in southern Peru
Mount Etna
an inactive volcano in Sicily; last erupted in 1961; the highest volcano in Europe (10,500 feet)
Fuego
a volcano in south central Guatemala
Fujinoyama
an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages
Galeras
an active volcano in southeastern Colombia in the Andes
Guallatiri
the world's highest volcano; in the Andes in northern Chile; last erupted in 1959
Huainaputina
an inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Peru; last erupted in 1783
Klyuchevskaya
an inactive volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula; last erupted in 1946
Krakatao
a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
Lascar
a volcano in the Andes in Chile
Mauna Kea
an active volcano on north central Hawaii Island; highest peak in the Hawaiian Islands
Mauna Loa
an active volcano on south central Hawaii Island
Nyamuragira
an active volcano in eastern Congo
Nyiragongo
an active volcano in eastern Congo
Purace
an inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Colombia; last erupted in 1950
Sangay
an inactive volcano in the Andes in central Ecuador; last erupted in 1946
Tupungatito
an inactive volcano in central Chile; last erupted in 1959
Mount Saint Helens
an active volcano in the Cascade Range in southwestern Washington; erupted violently in 1980 after 123 years of inactivity
Mount Vesuvius
a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
Types:
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alp
any high mountain
ben
a mountain or tall hill
seamount
an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor
volcano
a mountain formed by volcanic material
guyot
a seamount of volcanic origin (especially in the Pacific Ocean)
Type of:
elevation, natural elevation
a raised or elevated geological formation
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