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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    become smaller
    increase suddenly and significantly
    advance, gain
    rise in rate or price
    type of:
    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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    climb up by means of a ladder
    climb up and over
    creep up -- used especially of plants
    climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
    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
    mount again
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    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  4. noun
    the act of climbing something
    synonyms: climb
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    ascent by or as if by a ladder
    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)
    an act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification)
    mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)
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    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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    a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
    especially a light saddle horse for a woman
    horse used in war
    a mettlesome or fiery horse
    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
    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
    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
    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
    horse of a dull brownish grey color with a dark tail and mane
    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
    (literary) a spirited horse for state or war
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    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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    mount again, as after disassembling something
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    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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    a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
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    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 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
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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
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    any high mountain
    a mountain or tall hill
    an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor
    a mountain formed by volcanic material
    a seamount of volcanic origin (especially in the Pacific Ocean)
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    elevation, eminence, natural elevation
    a raised or elevated geological formation
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