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mount1 US English

Climb up (stairs, a hill, or other rising surface)

mount2 US English

A mountain or hill (archaic except in place names)

Mount Isa US English

A lead and silver-mining town in NE Australia, in western Queensland; population 21,570 (2008)

Athos, Mount US English

A narrow, mountainous peninsula in northeastern Greece that projects into the Aegean Sea. It is inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks, who forbid women and even female animals to set foot on the peninsula

Cook, Mount US English

The highest peak in New Zealand, in the Southern Alps on South Island, that rises to a height of 12,349 feet (3,764 m). It is named after Captain James Cook

Elgon, Mount US English

An extinct volcano on the border between Kenya and Uganda, rising to 4,321 m (14,178 ft)

Etna, Mount US English

A volcano in eastern Sicily that rises to 10,902 feet (3,323 m). It is the highest and most active volcano in Europe

Garmo, Mount US English

former name (until 1933) of Ismail Samani Peak.

Fuji, Mount US English

A dormant volcano on the island of Honshu in Japan. Japan’s highest mountain, it rises to 12,385 feet (3,776 m). It is regarded as sacred by the Japanese

Kenya, Mount US English

A mountain in central Kenya, just south of the equator, that rises to a height of 17,058 feet (5,200 m). The second highest mountain in Africa, it gave its name to the country of Kenya

Hood, Mount US English

A peak in the Cascade Range in northwest Oregon, east of Portland, 11,239 feet (3,426 m), the highest point in the state

Ossa, Mount US English

A mountain in Thessaly, in northeastern Greece, south of Mount Olympus, that rises to a height of 6,489 feet (1,978 m). In Greek mythology, the giants were said to have piled Mount Olympus and Mount Ossa onto Mount Pelion in an attempt to reach heaven so that they could destroy the gods

Rocky Mount US English

An industrial city in east central North Carolina; population 57,010 (est. 2008)

mount guard in mount1 US English

Keep watch, especially for protection or to prevent escape

mount guard US English

Keep watch, especially for protection or to prevent escape

Logan, Mount US English

A mountain in southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada, near the border with Alaska. Rising to 19,850 feet (6,054 m), it is the highest peak in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America

Pelée, Mount US English

A volcano on the island of Martinique, in the Caribbean Sea. Its eruption in 1902 killed about 30,000 people

Ararat, Mount US English

Two volcanic peaks in eastern Turkey, near the borders with Armenia and Iran. The higher peak, which rises to 16,946 feet (5,165 m), is the traditional site of the resting place of Noah’s ark after the Flood (Gen. 8:4)

Carmel, Mount US English

A group of mountains near the Mediterranean coast in northwestern Israel that shelter the port of Haifa. In the Bible it is the site of the defeat of the priests of Baal by the prophet Elijah (I Kings 18)

Egmont, Mount US English

A volcanic peak in the North Island, New Zealand, rising to a height of 2,518 m (8,260 ft)

Elbert, Mount US English

A mountain in Colorado, east of Aspen. Rising to 14,431 feet (4,399 m), it is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains

Erebus, Mount US English

A volcanic peak on Ross Island, Antarctica. Rising to 12,452 feet (3,794 m), it is the world’s most southern active volcano

Everest, Mount US English

A mountain in the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Rising to 29,028 feet (8,848 m), it is the highest mountain in the world; it was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Helicon, Mount US English

A mountain in Boeotia, in central Greece, north of the Gulf of Corinth, that rises to 5,741 feet (1,750 m). It was believed by the ancient Greeks to be the home of the Muses

Rainier, Mount US English

A volcanic peak in southwestern Washington State. Rising to a height of 14,410 feet (4,395 m), it is the highest peak in the Cascade Range

Shasta, Mount US English

A peak in northern California, the highest point (14,162 feet; 4,317 m) in the Cascade Range within the state. Shasta Lake lies on its south

Stanley, Mount US English

A mountain in the Rwenzori range in central Africa, on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and Uganda. Margherita Peak, which rises to 16,765 feet (5,110 m), is the third-highest mountain in Africa

surface-mount US English

(Of an electronic component) having leads that are designed to be soldered on the side of a circuit board that the body of the component is mounted on

Whitney, Mount US English

A mountain in the Sierra Nevada in California. Rising to 14,495 feet (4,418 m), it is the highest peak in the continental US outside of Alaska

Wilson, Mount US English

A peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of southwestern California, near Pasadena, site of a major astronomical observatory

Mount Ararat US English

see Ararat, Mount; Carmel, Mount, etc.

Mount Carmel US English

see Ararat, Mount; Carmel, Mount, etc.

Mount Vernon US English

A city in southeastern New York, north of the Bronx in New York City; population 68,653 (est. 2008)

Musala, Mount US English

The highest peak in Bulgaria, in the Rila Mountains, rising to 2,925 m (9,596 ft)

Olympus, Mount US English

A mountain in northern Greece that rises to 9,570 feet (2,917 m), at the eastern end of the range dividing Thessaly from Macedonia

Palomar, Mount US English

A mountain in southern California, northeast of San Diego, rising to a height of 6,126 feet (1,867 m). It is the site of an astronomical observatory

Katahdin, Mount US English

A peak in north central Maine, in Baxter State Park, 5,267 feet (1,606 m), the highest point in the state, site of the northern end of the Appalachian Trail

Kinabalu, Mount US English

A mountain in eastern Malaysia, on the northern coast of Borneo. Rising to 13,431 feet (4,094 m), it is the highest peak in Borneo and in Southeast Asia

Kosciusko, Mount US English

A mountain in southeastern Australia, in the Great Dividing Range. Rising to a height of 7,234 feet (2,228 m), it is the highest mountain in Australia

Pinatubo, Mount US English

A volcano on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It erupted in 1991, killing more than 300 people and destroying the homes of more than 200,000

St. Helens, Mount US English

An active volcano in southwestern Washington, in the Cascade Range, that rises to 8,312 feet (2,560 m). A dramatic eruption in May 1980 reduced its height by more than a thousand feet and spread volcanic ash and debris over a vast area. In late 2004, a massive extrusion of lava had geologists monitoring the possibility of another explosive eruption

Rushmore, Mount US English

A mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota, noted for its giant busts of four US presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln—carved 1927–41 under the direction of sculptor Gutzon Borglum (1867–1941)

Suribachi, Mount US English

A small dormant volcano on Iwo Jima, in the western Pacific Ocean, site of a February 1945 flag-raising by US Marines that was the subject of a well-known World War II photograph and a monument adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

Tongariro, Mount US English

A mountain in the North Island of New Zealand. It rises to a height of 1,968 m (6,457 ft) and is held sacred by the Maoris

Monadnock, Mount US English

An isolated peak in southwestern New Hampshire whose name stands for any mountain of its type

McKinley, Mount US English

A mountain in south central Alaska. Rising to 20,321 feet (6,194 m), it is the highest mountain in North America

Mount Pleasant US English

A town in southeastern South Carolina, a resort on the Atlantic Ocean, east of Charleston; population 65,472 (est. 2008)

Ngaliema, Mount US English

Zairean name for Mount Stanley (see Stanley, Mount).

Parnassus, Mount US English

A mountain in central Greece, just north of Delphi, that rises to a height of 8,064 feet (2,457 m). Held to be sacred by the ancient Greeks, it was associated with Apollo and the Muses and was regarded as a symbol of poetry. Greek name Parnassós

equatorial mount US English

A telescope mounting with one axis aligned to the celestial pole, which allows the movement of celestial objects to be followed by motion about this axis alone


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