Definition of mount noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//maʊnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//maʊnt//
    Mountains and valleys, Equine sports
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  1. 1  Mount (abbreviation Mt) (used in modern English only in place names) a mountain or a hill Mt Kilimanjaro St Michael’s Mount See related entries: Mountains and valleys
  2. horse
  3. 2(formal or literary) a horse that you ride on She saddled her mount quickly. See related entries: Equine sports
  4. for displaying/supporting something
  5. 3something such as a piece of card or glass that you put something on or attach something to, to display it
  6. 4(also mounting) something that an object stands on or is attached to for support an engine/gun mount
  7. Word Originnoun sense 1 Old English munt, from Latin mons, mont- ‘mountain’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French mont. noun senses 2 to 4 Middle English: from Old French munter, based on Latin mons, mont- ‘mountain’.
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