From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Visual
mountmount1 /maʊnt/ ●●○ verb 1 organize [transitive]START something/MAKE something START to plan, organize, and begin an event or a course of action The National Gallery mounted an exhibition of Danish painting.mount a campaign/challenge/search etc Friends of the Earth are mounting a campaign to monitor the illegal logging of trees.mount an assault/attack Guerrillas have mounted an attack on the capital.2 increase [intransitive usually in progressive]INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETC to increase gradually in amount or degree Tension here is mounting, as we await the final result. Casualties on both sides of the battle have continued to mount.3 horse/bicycle [intransitive, transitive] formalGET ON OR OFF A BUS, PLANE ETC to get on a horse or bicycle OPP dismount He mounted his horse and rode on.4 go up [transitive] formalUP to go up a step or stairs He mounted the stairs and looked around him slowly. A car suddenly mounted the pavement to avoid a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.5 picture [transitive]AVATTACH to fix a picture to a larger piece of stiff paper so that it looks more attractivemount something on/onto something Entries to the photography competition should be mounted on white paper.6 sex [transitive] technicalHBASEX/HAVE SEX WITH if a male animal mounts a female animal, he gets up onto her back to have sex mounted mount up
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mountCan you help Shelly mount?Farmers' anxiety over the drought has mounted.Newlin is mounting a campaign against drunk drivers.The Tokyo prosecutor's office rarely mounts a case it cannot win.She mounted and rode off.Anxiety about job security mounted at the plant after profits fell by 68%.The crossover is mounted behind the terminal panel at the top rear of the cabinet.The opposition mounted, but Johnson was probably right in asserting that its strength was overstated.Some guys mounted extended laterals, extended driving sticks.As the dispute continues, tension is mounting on the border between the two countries.Westman says he is genuinely optimistic about our ability to solve our mounting social problems.Haig and Kendall scrambled into their kit as they mounted the engine.He mounted the pony and rode off.Reporters shouted questions as Mayor Bradley mounted the steps of City Hall.Costs on the project have been mounting up steadily.mount a campaign/challenge/search etcHe phoned an animal helpline, which got the Devon moor's rangers to mount a search.Seventy five officers - some armed - mounted a search.Trade unionists were incensed with the act and mounted a campaign against it in 1927.Fishing industry organisations have mounted a campaign against the bans, claiming that up to 30,000 jobs are at risk.It costs many hundreds of thousands to mount a challenge like this.The Victorian Society mounted a campaign to persuade us to take it on.In response to such shortages bureaux may mount campaigns to recruit more volunteers.Citizen groups have mounted campaigns to silence the drug ballads in several states, but the popular songs play on.
Related topics: Horses
mountmount2 ●●○ noun [countable] 1 Mount2 DSH formal a horse that you ride on3 stiff paper that is put behind or around a picture or photograph so that it looks more attractive4 literary a mountain
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mountDimly making out figures, he leant forward on his mount, and a volley of fire tore him to the ground.While the inside pairs of animals gently rise and fall, the outside ring mounts are proudly stationary.He cursed, and spurred his long-suffering mount onwards again.Solis was lucky to pick up the mount.I don't want them stabling their mounts here, it'd be too conspicuous.After a while, with their mounts winded, they halted.Her unfortunate mount was shocked enough without the sound of any loud voices.
MountMount (written abbreviation Mt)DN used as part of the name of a mountain Mount Everest mount
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MountMount Everest
Origin mount1 (1200-1300) Old French monter to go up, from Latin mons; MOUNT2 mount2 1. (800-900) Old French mont, from Latin mons mountain2. (1300-1400) MOUNT1