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mons

[monz] /mɒnz/
noun, plural montes
[mon-teez] /ˈmɒn tiz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
an area of the body that is higher than neighboring areas.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Neo-Latin; Latin mōns mountain, hill; see mount2

Mons

[mawns] /mɔ̃s/
noun
1.
a city in Belgium.

Mons.

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mon

[mon] /mɒn/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
man.

Mon

[mohn] /moʊn/
noun
1.
an Austroasiatic language used chiefly in Burma in the vicinity of Moulmein.

Hainaut

[e-noh] /ɛˈnoʊ/
noun
1.
a medieval county in territory now in SW Belgium and N France.
2.
a province in SW Belgium. 1437 sq. mi. (3722 sq. km).
Capital: Mons.
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British Dictionary definitions for mons

Mons

/French mɔ̃s/
noun
1.
a town in SW Belgium, capital of Hainaut province: scene of the first battle (1914) of the British Expeditionary Force during World War I. Pop: 91 185 (2004 est) Flemish name Bergen

Hainaut

/French ɛno/
noun
1.
a province of SW Belgium: stretches from the Flanders Plain in the north to the Ardennes in the south. Capital: Mons. Pop: 1 283 200 (2004 est). Area: 3797 sq km (1466 sq miles)

Mon

/məʊn/
noun
1.
(pl) Mon, Mons. a member of a people of Myanmar and Thailand related to the Khmer of Cambodia
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Mon-Khmer family
Symbol Talaing
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Word Origin and History for mons
n.

from Latin mons (plural montes) "mountain" (see mount (n.)); used in English in various anatomical senses, especially mons Veneris "mountains of Love," fleshy eminence atop the vaginal opening, 1690s; often mons for short.

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mons in Medicine

mons (mŏnz)
n. pl. mon·tes (mŏn'tēz)
An anatomical prominence or slight elevation above the general level of the surface.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mons

mon

noun

Money (1894+)


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Related Abbreviations for mons

MON

  1. Monoceros
  2. Montreal Expos
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Encyclopedia Article for mons

Mons

municipality, Walloon Region, southwestern Belgium, set on a knoll between the Trouille and Haine rivers, at the junction of the Nimy-Blaton Canal and the Canal du Centre. The Nimy-Blaton Canal replaces that of Mono Conde, built by Napoleon, which has been filled and now serves as a vehicle route to France. Peopled since prehistoric times, Mons originated as a Roman camp (Castrilocus) in the 3rd century; it grew around an abbey founded (c. 650) by St. Waudru, or Waltrudis, daughter of the Count of Hainaut. During the 9th century, turreted ramparts encircled the small town. Recognized by Charlemagne as the capital of Hainaut (804), it prospered as a cloth-weaving centre between the 14th and the 16th century. Mons, a stronghold and frontier town, was well fortified. The most extensive defenses were built by the distinguished French military engineer Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. It was repeatedly attacked and occupied by Dutch, Spanish, French, and English forces in the 16th-18th-century wars and was ruled by the French, Spanish, Dutch, and Austrians prior to 1830. The city was the site of the first battle between the British and the Germans in 1914, ending in the British "Retreat from Mons." The city endured German aerial bombardment during 1940.

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