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mount1 British & World English

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

mount2 British & World English

A mountain or hill (archaic except in place names)

Mount Isa British & World English

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

Athos, Mount British & World English

A narrow, mountainous peninsula in NE Greece, projecting into the Aegean Sea. It is inhabited by monks of the Orthodox Church, who forbid women and even female animals to set foot on the peninsula

Pelée, Mount British & World English

A volcano on the island of Martinique, in the Caribbean. Its eruption in 1902 destroyed the island’s then capital St Pierre, killing its population of some 30,000

Rocky Mount British & World English

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

Cook, Mount British & World English

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

Elgon, Mount British & World English

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

Etna, Mount British & World English

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

Fuji, Mount British & World English

A dormant volcano in the Chubu region of Japan. Rising to 3,776 m (12,385 ft), it is Japan’s highest mountain and is regarded by the Japanese as sacred. Also called Fujiyamaˌfuːdʒɪˈjɑːmə

Garmo, Mount British & World English

Former name (until 1933) for Ismail Samani Peak.

Hood, Mount British & World 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

Kenya, Mount British & World English

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

Logan, Mount British & World English

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

Ossa, Mount British & World English

A mountain in Thessaly, NE Greece, south of Mount Olympus, rising to a height of 1,978 m (6,489 ft). In Greek mythology the giants were said to have piled Mount Ossa on to Mount Pelion, and vice versa, in an attempt to reach heaven and destroy the gods

Ararat, Mount British & World English

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

Carmel, Mount British & World English

A group of mountains near the Mediterranean coast in NW Israel, sheltering the port of Haifa. In the Bible it is the scene of the defeat of the priests of Baal by the prophet Elijah (I Kings 18)

Palomar, Mount British & World English

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

Rainier, Mount British & World English

A volcanic peak in the south-west of Washington State in the US. Rising to a height of 4,395 m (14,410 ft), it is the highest peak in the Cascade Range

Shasta, Mount British & World 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

Elbert, Mount British & World English

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

Erebus, Mount British & World English

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

Egmont, Mount British & World English

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

Everest, Mount British & World English

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

Stanley, Mount British & World English

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

surface-mount British & World 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

Wilson, Mount British & World English

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

Whitney, Mount British & World English

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

Helicon, Mount British & World English

A mountain in Boeotia, central Greece, to the north of the Gulf of Corinth, rising to 1,750 m (5741 ft). It was believed by the ancient Greeks to be the home of the Muses

Mount Vernon British & World English

A property in NE Virginia, about 24 km (15 miles) from Washington DC, on a site overlooking the Potomac River. Built in 1743, it was the home of George Washington from 1747 until his death in 1799

Musala, Mount British & World English

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

Olympus, Mount British & World English

A mountain in northern Greece, at the eastern end of the range dividing Thessaly from Macedonia; height 2,917 m (9,570 ft)

Parnassus, Mount British & World English

A mountain in central Greece, just north of Delphi, rising to a height of 2,457 m (8,064 ft). Held to be sacred by the ancient Greeks, as was the spring of Castalia on its southern slopes, it was associated with Apollo and the Muses and regarded as a symbol of poetry. Greek name Parnassósˌparnaˈsɔs

Pinatubo, Mount British & World 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

Rushmore, Mount British & World English

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

St Helens, Mount British & World English

An active volcano in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range, rising to 2,560 m (8,312 ft). A dramatic eruption in May 1980 reduced its height by several hundred metres and spread volcanic ash and debris over a large area

Suribachi, Mount British & World 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 British & World 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

Katahdin, Mount British & World 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

Kosciusko, Mount British & World English

A mountain in SE Australia, in the Great Dividing Range in SE New South Wales. Rising to a height of 2,228 m (7,234 ft), it is the highest mountain in Australia

Kinabalu, Mount British & World English

A mountain in the state of Sabah in eastern Malaysia, on the north coast of Borneo. Rising to 4,094 m (13,431 ft), it is the highest peak of Borneo and of SE Asia

McKinley, Mount British & World English

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

Monadnock, Mount British & World English

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

Mount Pleasant British & World English

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

Ngaliema, Mount British & World English

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

equatorial mount British & World 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

Washington, Mount British & World English

A peak in north central New Hampshire, the highest in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and in the northeastern US at 6,288 feet (1,918 m)

Kilimanjaro, Mount British & World English

An extinct volcano in northern Tanzania. It has twin peaks, the higher of which, Kibo (5,895 m, 19,340 ft), is the highest mountain in Africa

Aoraki/Mount Cook British & World English

Official name for Mount Cook (see Cook, Mount).


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