dismount

To dismount is to get or climb off of something. An important part of learning to ride a horse is learning how to dismount.

When you ride your bike to work, you'll have to dismount and lock it up before you go inside, and when a gymnast dismounts from the balance beam, she does it with a flourish, sometimes cartwheeling off the end — this move itself is called a dismount. Dismount combines the "opposite of" prefix dis- with the verb mount, or "get up on," from its Latin root mons, "mountain."

Definitions of dismount
  1. verb
    alight from (a horse)
    synonyms: get down, get off, light, unhorse
    see moresee less
    type of:
    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  2. noun
    the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
    see moresee less
    type of:
    discontinuance, discontinuation
    the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
Word Family