well mounted


seated or riding on a horse or other animal.
serving on horseback or on some special mount, as soldiers or police.
Military. (formerly) permanently equipped with horses or vehicles for transport. Compare mobile ( def 3 ).
having or set in a mounting: mounted gems.
put into position for use, as guns.

1575–85; mount1 + -ed2

unmounted, adjective
well-mounted, adjective

1. afoot.
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mounted (ˈmaʊntɪd)
1.  equipped with or riding horses: mounted police
2.  provided with a support, backing, etc

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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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