Definition of Mountain

1. Noun. A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill.

Exact synonyms: Mount
Specialized synonyms: Black Hills
Specialized synonyms: Alp, Ben, Seamount, Volcano
Terms within: Mountain Peak, Mountainside, Versant
Generic synonyms: Elevation, Natural Elevation
Derivative terms: Mountaineer, Mountainous, Mountainous

2. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"

Definition of Mountain

1. n. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.

2. a. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.

Definition of Mountain

1. Noun. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains. ¹

2. Noun. A large amount. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A difficult task or challenge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mountain

1. a large, natural elevation of the earth's surface [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mountain

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer. 2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great. "The high, the mountain majesty of worth. " (Byron) Mountain anthelope, the goral. Mountain ash, a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the genus Geotrygon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Mountain Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountain

moundbird
moundbirds
moundbuilder
moundbuilders
mounded
mounded over
mounding
moundlike
mounds
mounier-kuhn syndrome
mounseer
mounseers
mount
mount up
mountable
mountain (current term)
mountain(a)
mountain-goat
mountain-lion
mountain-reindeer
mountain alder
mountain anaemia
mountain andromeda
mountain anemone
mountain ash
mountain avens
mountain azalea
mountain balm
mountain bearberries
mountain bearberry

Literary usage of Mountain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The westernmost is Finley mountain, a .large peak covering nearly six square miles and reaching from the Iron mountain Railroad on the east almost to Black ..."

2. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"About a score of them were in attendance as we reached a group of wretched hovels at the foot of the mountain ; and the crowd grew like a snow-ball as it ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The westernmost is Finley mountain, a .large peak covering nearly six square miles and reaching from the Iron mountain Railroad on the east almost to Black ..."

4. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"About a score of them were in attendance as we reached a group of wretched hovels at the foot of the mountain ; and the crowd grew like a snow-ball as it ..."

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