mount up


1 [mount]
verb (used with object)
to go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.
to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.).
to set or place at an elevation: to mount a house on stilts.
to furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.
to set or place (a person) on horseback.
to organize, as an army.
to prepare and launch, as an attack or a campaign.
to raise or put into position for use, as a gun.
(of a fortress or warship) to have or carry (guns) in position for use.
to go or put on guard, as a sentry or watch.
to attach to or fix on or in a support, backing, setting, etc.: to mount a photograph; to mount a diamond in a ring.
to arrange for display: to mount a museum exhibit.
to provide (a play, musical comedy, opera, etc.) with scenery, costumes, and other equipment for production.
to prepare (an animal body or skeleton) as a specimen.
(of a male animal) to climb upon (a female) for copulation.
to prepare (a slide) for microscopic investigation.
to prepare (a sample) for examination by a microscope, as by placing it on a slide.
verb (used without object)
to increase in amount or intensity (often followed by up ): The cost of all those small purchases mounts up.
to get up on the back of a horse or other animal for riding.
to rise or go to a higher position, level, degree, etc.; ascend.
to get up on something, as a platform.
the act or a manner of mounting.
a horse, other animal, or sometimes a vehicle, as a bicycle, used, provided, or available for riding.
an act or occasion of riding a horse, especially in a race.
a support, backing, setting, or the like, on or in which something is, or is to be, mounted or fixed.
an ornamental metal piece applied to a piece of wooden furniture.
Microscopy. a prepared slide.
a distinctive metal feature on a sheath or scabbard, as a locket or chape.
Philately. hinge ( def 4 ).
Printing. a wooden or metal block to which a plate is secured for printing.

1300–50; Middle English mounten < Old French munter, monter < Vulgar Latin *montāre, derivative of Latin mont- (stem of mōns) mount2

mountable, adjective
mountless, adjective
unmountable, adjective

1. scale. See climb. 19. soar. 22. steed, charger, palfrey.

1, 19. descend. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
mount1 (maʊnt)
vb (often foll by up)
1.  to go up (a hill, stairs, etc); climb
2.  to get up on (a horse, a platform, etc)
3.  io increase; accumulate: excitement mounted
4.  (tr) to fix onto a backing, setting, or support: to mount a photograph; to mount a slide
5.  (tr) to provide with a horse for riding, or to place on a horse
6.  (of male animals) to climb onto (a female animal) for copulation
7.  (tr) to prepare (a play, musical comedy, etc) for production
8.  (tr) to plan and organize (a compaign, an exhibition, etc)
9.  (tr) military to prepare or launch (an operation): the Allies mounted an offensive
10.  (tr) to prepare (a skeleton, dead animal, etc) for exhibition as a specimen
11.  (tr) to place or carry (weapons) in such a position that they can be fired
12.  mount guard See guard
13.  a backing, setting, or support onto which something is fixed
14.  the act or manner of mounting
15.  a horse for riding
16.  a slide used in microscopy
17.  philately
 a.  a small transparent pocket in an album for a postage stamp
 b.  another word for hinge
[C16: from Old French munter, from Vulgar Latin montāre (unattested) from Latin monsmount²]

mount2 (maʊnt)
1.  a mountain or hill: used in literature and (when cap.) in proper names: Mount Everest
2.  (in palmistry) any of the seven cushions of flesh on the palm of the hand
[Old English munt, from Latin mons mountain, but influenced in Middle English by Old French mont]

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Word Origin & History

13c., from O.Fr. monter "to go up, ascend, climb, mount," from V.L. *montare, from L. mons (gen. montis) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to set or place in position" first recorded 1530s. Sense of "to get up on (a horse, etc.) to ride" is from c.1500; "to get up on for
purposes of copulation" is from 1590s. The colloquial noun meaning "a horse for riding" first recorded 1856. Related: Mounted; mounting.

"hill, mountain," mid-13c., from Anglo-Fr. mount, from O.Fr. mont "mountain;" also partly from O.E. munt "mountain;" both the O.E. and the O.Fr. from L. montem (nom. mons, gen. montis) "mountain," from PIE base *men- "to stand out, project" (cf. Welsh mynydd "mountain").
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Medical Dictionary

mount (mount)
v. mount·ed, mount·ing, mounts
To prepare a specimen for microscopic examination, especially by positioning on a slide.

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Bible Dictionary

Mount definition

Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall down into the Ghor. East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south, terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south. The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some of large extent, found there.

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