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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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MOUNT, noun [Latin mons, literally a heap or an elevation.]

1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land. mount is used for an eminence or elevation of earth, indefinite in highth or size, and may be a hillock, hill or mountain. We apply it to mount Blanc, in Switzerland, to mount Tom and mount Holyoke, in Massachusetts, and it is applied in Scripture to the small hillocks on which sacrifice was offered as well as to mount Sinai. Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount or heap of stones raised for a witness between him and Laban. Genesis 31:21.

2. A mound; a bulwark for offense or defense.

Hew ye down trees and cast a mount against Jerusalem. Jeremiah 6:6.

3. Formerly, a bank or fund of money.

MOUNT, verb intransitive

1. To rise on high; to ascend; with or without up.

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command? Job 39:27.

The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.

2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to be built to a great altitude.

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven. Jeremiah 51:53.

3. To get on horseback.

4. To leap upon any animal.

5. To amount; to rise in value.

Bring then these blessings to a strict account,

Make fair deductions, see to what they mount

MOUNT, verb transitive To raise aloft; to lift on high.

What power is it which mounts my love so high?

1. To ascend; to climb; to get upon an elevated place; as, to mount a throne.

2. To place one's self on horseback; as, to mount a horse.

3. To furnish with horses; as, to mount a troop. The dragoons were well mounted.

4. To put on or cover with something; to embellish with ornaments; as, to mount a sword.

5. To carry; to be furnished with; as, a ship of the line mounts seventy four guns; a fort mounts a hundred cannon.

6. To raise and place on a carriage; as, to mount a cannon.

To mount guard, to take the station and do the duty of a sentinel.