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."

Definitions of mount
  1. verb
    go up, advance, or increase
    synonyms: climb, rise, wax
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    wane
    become smaller
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    jump
    increase suddenly and significantly
    advance, gain
    rise in rate or price
    type of:
    increase
    become bigger or greater in amount
  2. verb
    go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    synonyms: climb, climb up, go up
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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
  3. verb
    get up on the back of
    mount a horse”
    synonyms: bestride, climb on, get on, hop on, jump on, mount up
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    get off, hop out
    get out of quickly
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    remount
    mount again
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  4. noun
    the act of climbing something
    synonyms: climb
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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
  5. noun
    a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    synonyms: riding horse, saddle horse
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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
  6. verb
    fix onto a backing, setting, or support
    mount slides for macroscopic analysis”
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    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
  7. verb
    attach to a support
    “They mounted the aerator on a floating”
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    remount
    mount again, as after disassembling something
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    attach
    cause to be attached
  8. noun
    something forming a back that is added for strengthening
    synonyms: backing
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    bed, layer
    single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    reinforcement, strengthener
    a device designed to provide additional strength
  9. noun
    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
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    pave
    a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
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    mounting
    framework used for support or display
  10. verb
    prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
    mount a theater production”
    mount an attack”
    mount a play”
    synonyms: put on
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    rerun
    rerun a performance of a play, for example
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    devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
    arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  11. verb
    put up or launch
    mount a campaign against pornography”
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    initiate, pioneer
    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
  12. verb
    copulate with
  13. noun
    a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    synonyms: mountain
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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
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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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