A mound is a heap or a pile of material or objects. You can make a mound of clothes by dumping your laundry onto your bed.

The noun mound is occasionally used to mean "a hill," but it most often describes a manmade pile, like a mound of stones or a mound of sand heaped on the beach, or a mound of snow that you sculpt into a rabbit. On a baseball diamond, the pitcher's mound is the little rise on which the pitcher stands to throw the ball. As a verb, mound means to pile something into a heaped shape.

Definitions of mound

n a collection of objects laid on top of each other

agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, pile
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compost heap, compost pile
a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
dunghill, midden, muckheap, muckhill
a heap of dung or refuse
pile of discarded metal
a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field
pile of waste matter from coal mining etc
an orderly pile
funeral pyre, pyre
wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
a storage pile accumulated for future use
hayrick, haystack, rick
a stack of hay
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

n structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones

“they built small mounds to hide behind”
Antonine Wall
a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain
Great Wall of China
a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
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(formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
barrow, burial mound, grave mound, tumulus
(archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
snow bank, snowbank
a mound or heap of snow
an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
bulwark, rampart, wall
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
Type of:
construction, structure
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

n (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

hill, pitcher's mound
Type of:
baseball equipment
equipment used in playing baseball

n a small natural hill

hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll
anthill, formicary
a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
kopje, koppie
a small hill rising up from the African veld
a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
Type of:
a local and well-defined elevation of the land

n the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit

“they have a southpaw on the mound
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(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

v form into a rounded elevation

mound earth”
mound over
form a mound over
Type of:
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

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